Thursday, May 14, 2009

Parmesan Tilapia

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.
Tilapia Parmesan
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

Ingredient Lineup

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.


Aggie said...

Jamie, that looks so good! I've never cooked tilapia that way, I'm definitely going to try this out! I love everything that goes in it!

laura said...


I even like the tilapia from the freezer section at Winn Dixie !

I'll have to try this :)

Larry said...

OH MAN, this looks good. Mom's cooking club may have to hook a brother up with this when you come visit next month.

Patsyk said...

That looks like a great way to play with tilapia. It's one of our fav's and I love that it's on sale regularly.

Aggie sent me over here and I'm looking forward to reading more!

Lisa said...

I just came over from Aggie's blog. Congrats on starting your blog. You have some great recipes already!

Jenny said...

Great blog Jamie! Your recipes look fantastic! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie: The tilapia recipe looks awesome. I'm a huge fan of tilapia ... it's so versatile. I read about your new blog on Aggie's blog. Congratulations. Come on over to my blog some time and say hi!!
PS: I had a Boston Terrier growing up named Bogie. He hated boys -- long story -- which is why we adopted him (I have two sisters)!

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