Kia's Recipe for Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Old Bay seasoning

2 pounds tilapia fillets

  1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Spray a broiling pan with cooking spray or line pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, butter, and mayonnaise.  Add dried basil, black pepper, onion powder and celery salt, paprika, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.  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.