I’ve probably said this before but tilapia is my families favorite fish. It’s light, easy to prepare, mild flavored and doesn’t stink up my house when I cook it. Oh and Isaac likes it too which is a plus in my book.
I’m always looking for different ways to prepare and flavor tilapia and this baked parmesan tilapia is a winner. The fish is seasoned up to perfection with plain ol seasoning salt and Old Bay blackened seasoning. Bake it for a few minutes and then top with a yummy cheesy, seasoned breadcrumb mixture. All of this is then broiled to form a crisp, golden crust on top of the fish.
Sounds easy right? Well it is! And folks will probably think it’s a complicated dish to make when they taste it. You don’t have to tell them how you whipped that thang up in a matter of minutes.
Add it to your dinner rotation! I’ve tried it several ways; I’ve used crushed seasoned croutons instead of panko, ranch dressing instead of mayo, and changed the spices a bit to get different flavors. So have fun with if you’d like, but I always come back to this tried and true recipe. It’s a classic and always come out tasting great.
Watch me make this Baked Parmesan Tilapia from start to finish!
- 4 tilapia fillets, thawed
- Old Bay with Blackened Seasoning
- Seasoning salt (I used Lawry's)
- 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise (I used Duke's)
- ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded (I used a parmesan-romano-asiago mixture)
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1-2 tablespoons butter, softened
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon basil
- ½ tablespoon green onion flakes (can use regular onion flakes)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Place fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil paper and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Season top of fillets generously with old bay and seasoning salt.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
- When fish comes out of the oven switch the oven to a LOW BROIL.
- Top the fish with a layer of the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it gently into the fish to keep it in place. (I always have a bit of the mixture left over)
- Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the topping is golden.
- Garnish with parsley.
- Serve and enjoy!