Baked tilapia can be on your dinner table in about 15 minutes! This is the epitome of a quick and easy meal. Tilapia fillets are covered in a delicious Parmesan basil spread made from basic pantry ingredients. Broil the fillets for less than 10 minutes and serve.
This week’s Sunday Supper’s theme is New Adventures. Each of the participants this week are conquering a new cooking adventure and yes, mine is fish! I don’t have any fish recipes to call my own other than some awesome shrimp recipes and one sashimi salmon recipe. Usually when we have fish my husband cooks it on the grill. Up until I made this baked tilapia, I had never bothered to figure out how to cook fish. But oh how things have changed. This recipe was amazing and it was so simple to throw together.
I used fresh basil in the spread on top of the fish because I have a nice little basil plant growing on my front porch. But dried basil will work, too.
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 pounds tilapia fillets
- In a small bowl stir together all ingredients except tilapia. Mix well. Set aside.
- Pre-heat broiler on normal heat. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
- Put tilapia fillets on the baking sheet.
- Broil tilapia for 3 minutes. Remove pan from oven and flip fillets over. Return pan back to broiler and broil for 2 more minutes.
- Remove pan again from oven. Spread the butter/mayo mixture evenly over all of the tilapia fillets.
- Return pan to oven and broil for 2 more minutes until sauce is browned.
Make sure to check out the other food adventures that are part of this week’s Sunday Supper! You might find something you’ve been wanting to try!
New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)
Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal
Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious
Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie
Savory mushroom and herb steel cut oat Risotto Foxes Love Lemons
Grand Quests (Main Dishes)
Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love
Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)
Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina
Making Macarons – FAIL! from girlichef
Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker
Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife
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