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Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan (1-14-20)

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January 14th, 2020 by admin


  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets


1. Preheat oven broiler. Line a shallow baking pan with foil.

2. Stir together cheese, mayonnaise, butter, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir in pepper, basil, celery salt, and onion powder until well combined.

3. Arrange fillets in a single layer on prepared pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source, about 2 minutes. Turn fillets over; broil 3 minutes more. Remove from oven, then spread cheese mixture on fillets. Continue broiling until fish flakes easily with fork, about 2 minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh sage leaves.

Grilling Option:

Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat (450 degrees to 650 degrees) and lightly oil grate. Grill fillets, covered and turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Spread with cheese mixture, then continue grilling until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes.