Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tilapia Parmesan

Josh was in charge of dinner tonight, so he found this recipe on allrecipes and put it together. We used 1 lb of tilapia fillets but Josh still made all the sauce - it was definitely too much topping, but it was delicious! Good job babe!

Tilapia Parmesan
adapted from Allrecipes; serves 4 as written

1/2 c. Parmesan cheese (we used reduced fat)
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise (we used light)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. dried basil (we recommend fresh if you have it!)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets

1. Pan fry the tilapia fillets in a little olive oil over medium heat for a couple minutes on each side. (You could also broil them if you prefer)
2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice, dried basil, pepper, garlic powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Cover the tilapia with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

This was very yummy, and quick to put together since we paired it with a bag of microwave veggies. We cut the butter in half from the original recipe and used low fat mayo and cheese to make it a little healthier. You could certainly play with the spices a little more to get other flavors you enjoy in there. Heck, if you don't like fish, try this topping on some chicken breasts.

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