Sunday, August 22, 2010

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Thank you, All Recipes! This awesome website helped James and I prepare dinner tonight. (I cooked, he cleaned. (I know, my husband is the man. As I am typing this, he is also folding the laundry!)

For starters, we were considering making a homemade pizza. From-scratch-crust and all. 
Awesome, right?!

That didn't work out, because ... well, we're lazy bums (He worked 24 hours straight yesterday) and I didn't feel like hitting up the grocery store for a list that seemed to be growing like the plague, (pizza pan, rolling pin, active dry yeast, marinara sauce, red peppers, etc.) After deciding a long trip to the store for all of this might be a wee bit excessive, we thought of perhaps just ordering a pizza. But, I just went grocery shopping yesterday, and I didn't want to spend money ordering-in. Yet, even James thought it would nice if I took a "night off" from cooking. (I love my husband for recognizing this!!)

We both agreed saving money, yet keeping it easy in the kitchen would be the win-win. What did we already have that could be whipped together? All Recipes held the answer. James and I both knew we wanted something light, healthy and simple. We had frozen tilapia in the freezer, so I started with that.

It didn't take long to find the golden nugget of tilapia recipes. We went with this recipe, altered just a little to suit what we had in the fridge and our nutrition needs (I cut out a lot of the butter.)

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/8 tsp basil and onion seasonings
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets


  1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, fake butter, Miracle whip and lemon juice. Season with all the seasonings you love. I used the few listed above, but I'm a seasoning whore, so just go to town. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets (from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

Earlier today we were watching the Food Network, and some cook was grilling onions and zukes, and I couldn't wait to try it out as a side of my own. I just threw some oil in a pan, sliced up some onion and half-mooned some zucchini. Easy peasy. Good to go and so, so, soooo nom-nom.

Serving it up on the plate, we got a little excited. After the first bite, we decided this recipe is a keeper, and so worth sharing! 

All-in-all, a super tasty dinner that I can't wait to make again!  

What's next? Looking for a healthy apple crisp recipe of some sort.


1 comment:

  1. I made this tonight using your recipe and it turned out SO good!! Love your blog :)