This is a quick and easy seafood dish that is also very tasty. This recipe came from the free 2007 Costco Cookbook. Since I don't have a Costco where I live, my sister Paula gives me this every year. I collect cookbooks and she makes sure that I get my copy. Tilapia is a mild fish and very inexpensive. Our seafood market sells it for $4.99/lb. I love seafood and you will see many future posts using a variety of seafood. I grew up in a coastal town in Maryland and was introduced to seafood at a very young age. I have loved it ever since. Thankfully my husband and one of our daughters also loves seafood. The other daughter....well, not so much. I'm hoping one day she'll
enjoy it as much as we do.
Recipe by Favorite Recipes, The Costco Way
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 - 2 lbs tilapia fillets
Fresh Tilapia Fillets
In a small bowl, mix together Parmesan, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange tilapia fillets in a single layer on a foiled lined broiling pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes.
Remove from the oven and spread Parmesan mixture over the fillets. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook.
Pair it with rice and a vegetable for a healthy dinner
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: When buying fish, smell the fish. It should smell like the sea. It should not have a strong "fishy" odor. If it does, then it's not fresh.