Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simple, Quick Meal: Parmesan Tilapia

Do you like fish?  In general, I don't.  Most fish is too fishy for my delicate tastes, and I don't get too far with seafood. 

But in an effort to provide at least one fish-based meal for my family, I experimented with the most mild, innocuous type of fish I could find -- Tilapia.  After a few tries, this is what I came up with: Parmesan Tilapia.  It's savory enough to mask most of the (already mild) fish flavor, and simple enough to be a quick, weeknight favorite.  Both of my daughters love it; Justin more than loves it -- he BEGS for it; Even I -- the self-professed fish-hater -- like it. 

It's a keeper!


Parmesan Tilapia

6 Tilapia fillets
2 - 3 Tbsp butter
garlic salt
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Rinse Tilapia fillets; pat dry.  Evenly arrange fillets on a (lightly oiled or sprayed) broiling rack.  Dot each fillet with approximately 1/2 Tbsp butter, and sprinkle each with a dash of garlic salt.  Broil until fish is white and flaky, about 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.  (I never time it, but just keep a close eye on the oven.  Broiling gets the job done quickly.)  When fillets are just this side of done, cover each with a generous sprinkle of shredded parmesan.  One or two tablespoons per fillet should be plenty.  Pop the fish back under the broiler for a minute or two, until the parmesan is a golden brown, melty crust.  Serve immediately. 

I usually add baked sweet potatoes, some sort of rice, and steamed vegetables to round out the dish.  I hope you like it!

10 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious! I love tilapia ever since I had some pulled fresh out of Lake Victoria in Uganda. It really is a yummy fish and I love the parm idea! I'm going to try this...

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  2. Mmmm...I've got a recipe for Tortilla Crusted Tilapia that is also good for fish haters :) I'm definitely going to try this one out!

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  3. Mmm!What's not to love about parmesean and butter and garlic??? Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm a tilapia lover too! And the combo of butter, garlic and parmesan... oh my, yum! This recipe will definitely be going in my book! Thanks!

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  5. As a fellow fish hater, I'll have to try this. Quick and easy (and cheesy). Just my style.

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  6. Wow, I'm a fish hater too, but I think you have convinced me to try this....

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  7. We love tilapia, usually, we grill it and blacken it with spices. It taste pretty darn amazing. This looks good to and a nice variation of what we already like. We try and serve fish at least twice a week, so variations are always welcome. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh, that sounds great! I've been afraid to try any types of fish except salmon (since my husband knows how to cook that), but I'll have to try this!

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  9. What a great recipe! Anything with golden Parmesan on top is always delicious!

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  10. We tried this last night and enjoyed it!

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