A comforting and non-fishy tilapia recipe that kids, and adults alike, will love. The flavorful sauce on this fish makes this a meal worth repeating again and again.
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 1/4 cup real butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons greek yogurt (or substitute real mayo)
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs, minced (I use parsley and basil)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 pounds tilapia fillets
- Salt and ground black pepper
Make It Now:
- Adjust the top oven rack to about 6 inches below the broiler. Preheat the broiler. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up).
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together the Parmesan, butter, greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, fresh herbs, black pepper, garlic powder, and celery salt until combined. Set aside.
- Rinse and pat tilapia filets dry. Lay filets on the pan. Season both sides lightly with salt and pepper.
- Place the fish under the broiler for 2 minutes on the first side.
- Flip and broil for 2 minutes on the other side.
- Remove from the oven. Generously spread the Parmesan topping over the tilapia pieces.
- Broil for 2 more minutes, or until golden on top. Fish is done when it easily flakes. Do not overcook.
Freeze For Later: Follow step 2. Place this mixture in a quart-sized freezer bag or small freezer container and seal. Freeze alongside the frozen tilapia filets (if not already frozen, then place the fish in a gallon-sized freezer bag).
Prepare From Frozen: Thaw the Parmesan mixture and the tilapia (preferably in the refrigerator overnight). Then, follow the cooking instructions, skipping step 2.