Posted by: Bill & Gayle McCord | July 30, 2010

Weekend Recipe: Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Emily’s husband, Josh, found this broiled tilapia parmesan recipe at All Recipes, and it has been one of their favorites ever since.  In fact, it is one of the only ways Emily enjoys (non-fried) fish!  Even 4-year-old Rebekah loves it!  They can’t actually get tilapia in Scotland, so they substitute haddock.  I think any white, mild fish would do.  When I visited Emily last year, she made the sauce for chicken and baked it.  Also scrumptious!

Fresh sauteed or steamed veggies, mashed potatoes or twice-baked potatoes, corn on the cob, or a good salad are excellent sides for this dish!


  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 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, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. 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.


  1. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that recipe!

  2. Great minds think alike (again!) This is one of the recipes I used when we lived in California and would eat Tilapia. (We didn’t really eat much fish in Scotland for some reason.) I can attest to the fact that it is really yummy.

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