The freshly grated Parmesan cheese gives this fish a delightful taste, and the broiling gives it a very lightly browned finish and makes it oh so good.
There’s a lovely blend of flavors in the topping, lots of layers to it (sour, salty, a tiny bit spicy, a little bit herby, and cheesy).
The fish is beautiful when it comes out of the oven and tastes even better than it looks.
Definitely a recipe to add to your recipe rotation!
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Supper Club Tilapia Parmesan
2 lbs tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1⁄4 teaspoon seasoning salt (I like Old Bay seasoning here)
1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
1 dash hot pepper sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In buttered 13-by-9-inch baking dish or jellyroll pan, lay fillets in single layer. Do not stack fillets. Brush top with juice.
In bowl combine cheese, butter, mayonnaise, onions and seasonings. Mix well with fork.
Bake fish in preheated oven 10 to 20 minutes or until fish just starts to flake.
Spread with cheese mixture and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use. Watch fish closely so that it does not overcook.
Makes 4 servings.
Note: This fish can also be made in a broiler. Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until almost done. Add cheese and broil another 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.
Recipe based on one by Crabbycakes
Photo by Diana Johnson