- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2-1/4 teaspoons mayonnaise
- 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 pound tilapia fillets
- Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
- 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.
*First big of culinary knowledge from my class this weekend: cooking a fish until it “flakes with a fork” is equal to cooking a piece of meat to shoe-leather consistency. WAY overdone. They tell you to cook it that long because they can guarantee it will be cooked and therefore can’t be blamed for making someone eat undercooked fish. Fish will become opaque as it cooks. You should remove it from the heat when there is stil a little line of raw in the middle–the residual heat will finish cooking and it will be perfectly cooked and tender. Take THAT to the bank. With your $10.