Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Once upon a time, there lived a girl who never procrastinated. That girl would be me. Notice the past tense though?

I’ve traded in my anti-procrastination hat for the jewel filled queen of procrastination crown. I kind of like on this side of society. Why do what you have to do now when you can put it off until later?

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia is a perfect example of my newfound love for the art of procrastination. I had every intention of making this recipe a couple of months ago. It just never happened, until tonight.

Oh was  it worth the wait! My taste tester’s review is as follows: The only thing wrong with this fish is that I could down 3 or 4 more pieces. 


If you aren’t a big seafood fan, tilapia is a good starting point. It’s a mild, white fish that takes on whatever flavor you pair it with. In this case, it was a blend of spices, mayo, butter, and breadcrumbs. Don’t be afraid of the mayo and butter. You’ll find a little bit of both to be your cooking BFFs.

When dinner is served, you’ll be delighted with a forkful of flaky fish in a crunchy, tangy, perfectly spiced bite that will make you happy. Plus, it takes about 10 minutes total to whip up.

+ 567 for that!

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Serves 2 (can be easily multiplied)

Adapted from: All Recipes 


2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon of butter, melted

2-1/4 teaspoon of mayonnaise

2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs (I used Glutino brand, Ian’s is another good gluten free option)

1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon of dried  basil

1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon of onion powder

1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon of paprika


Place your an oven rack a  few inches from the heat. Preheat your oven’s broiler. Line a  pan with aluminum foil.

In a small bowl, mix together, all ingredients (except tilapia). Mix well and set aside.

Arrange tilapia on the aluminum foil lined panned and broil from 2-3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon breadcrumb mixture on top of the fish. You may have to gently use your fingers to help make it stick.

Broil for 2 more more minutes, watching closely. You want your fish topping to golden brown and your fish to easily flake with a fork. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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