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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

This Broiled Tilapia Parmesan for two recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. It is a mild fish and the sauce on top is cheesy, golden brown and savory. This low-carb Parmesan Crusted Tilapia can be baked or broiled and the sauce works great on other white fish like cod.

I’m not usually big on fish, but I absolutely love the flavor and ease of this recipe. Don’t be afraid to try it for yourself!

This small batch recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive romantic date night meal.

a plate filled with a piece of Tilapia fish topped with a Parmesan and mayo mixture and text reading tilapia parmesan recipe at zonacooks.com
Broiled Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Try it with these Twice Baked Potatoes or these Au Gratin Potatoes.

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How to make Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Pre-heat the oven broiler on high.

Place the Tilapia fillets on a small baking sheet lined with tinfoil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Click for a small baking sheet.

a baking sheet covered in tinfoil filled with two tilapia fish fillets

Broil for 5 – 10 minutes (depending on thickness) or until almost done.

In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives, season salt, dried basil, and black pepper and mix it well.

a bowl filled wit parmesan cheese and mayo mixture

Spread the cheese mixture on the fillets and broil another 3 – 5 minutes or until browned. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.

a baking sheet covered in tinfoil filled with two tilapia fish fillets topped with parmesan cheese and mayo mixture

You can also bake this dish. Bake fish in an oven preheated to 425 F for 10 – 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Spread the fish with the cheese mixture and bake or broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. (I highly recommend broiling for the last 5 minutes for browning the cheese.) Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use.

a plate filled with a piece of Tilapia fish topped with a Parmesan and mayo mixture and fresh parsley
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Serve with your favorite side dishes, and enjoy!

a plate filled with a piece of Tilapia fish topped with a Parmesan and mayo mixture and sides of broccoli and pretzel baguette
Baked Tilapia Parmesan (or Broiled)

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a plate filled with a piece of Tilapia fish topped with a Parmesan and mayo mixture and fresh parsley

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

This Broiled Tilapia Parmesan for two recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. It is a mild fish and the sauce on top is cheesy, golden brown and savory. This low-carb Parmesan Crusted Tilapia can be baked or broiled.
4.44 from 55 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese (or grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives (dried or fresh)
  • teaspoon season salt
  • teaspoon dried basil
  • teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven broiler on high.
  • Place Tilapia fillets on a small baking sheet lined with tinfoil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Click for a
    small baking sheet.
  • Broil for 5 – 10 minutes (depending on thickness) or until almost done.
  • In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives, season salt, dried basil, and black pepper and mix it well.
  • Spread cheese mixture on fillets and broil another 3 – 5 minutes or until browned. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn.

Video

Notes

    • You can also bake this dish. Bake fish in an oven preheated to 425 F for 10 – 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Spread the fish with the cheese mixture and bake or broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. (I highly recommend broiling for the last 5 minutes for browning the cheese.) Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 43gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 768mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 449IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 1mg
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This recipe is also on my other site Zona’s Lazy Recipes with 4 servings.

Recipe Rating




kazy

Thursday 26th of September 2019

As a note, when I initially baked it, I baked it at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then turned up the heat for broiler and broiled it for 3 minutes. Dry fish and burnt spread

kazy

Thursday 26th of September 2019

I made this and it turned out great. I had it over a period of a few days and made some changes. First off my Parmesan spread didn't come out as moist as your picture shows so I added a bit of water, like 7 grams worth. It helped a little but still not enough. It was still a bit dry and clumpy so I added 2 more tablespoons of goat milk yogurt and that helped to make it more spreadable. I didn't want to add more mayo as I wanted to keep the calories down. As it is, the Parmesan calories are pretty hefty.The first night I made it, I baked it for 10 minutes and then placed it under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes. It burned the spread and dried out the fish. So the next time I baked it at 450 for 5 minutes, spread the mixture and baked for an additional 5 more minutes. Turned out great. Tilapia is not a very dense fish so it doesn't need to cook that long and I like my fish medium rare, not flaky like most. My pieces were small so for larger thicker fillets, more time might be necessary. Overall this is a keeper. Thanx Zona

Zona

Thursday 26th of September 2019

Hi kazy, I'm glad you enjoy this tilapia recipe! Thank you so much for the feedback as well :)

kazy

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Thanks. I don't have an outside grill so I'll just bake it with the fish.

Zona

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

You're welcome :)

kazy

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

Hi, did you bake or broil the asparagus along with the tilapia and if so what kind of seasoning did you use. It looks delicious and I would like to make it with this recipe.

Zona

Monday 23rd of September 2019

Hi kazy, for the asparagus we coated it in canola oil, sprinkled on some salt and pepper then just grilled it outside on our gas grill. We use a metal grill basket that has holes in it to stir fry the broccoli over the open flame for about 10 minutes. It has the best flavor being flame grilled and you get the charred crispy bits but you could also pan fry it on the stove for the same amount of time, or pre-heat an oven to 425 F and bake 12-15 minutes.

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