Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Tilapia

So last night for for Dinner I wanted to make something light so I decided on fish! Costco had a 2.5 LB bag of Frozen Tilapia Loins for $14.99, kind of pricey but definitely worth the splurge. I really like that this fish did not smell "fishy" and each loin was in it's own cryovac sealed pouch. I have not had the best luck with cooking fish at home so Joe and I were really surprised oh how yummy this was! The best part is that it is a perfect for our Healthy Eating Plan!

4 Tilapia Loins Thawed
1 TBS of Butter
1-2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
1 TBS of Lemon Pepper Seasoning
(I used the new Weber Seasoning and it was awesome)
1 Lemon
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Block of Parmesan Cheese to taste
Non Stick Spray

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

  • Spray a 9x13 Casserole dish with non stick spray

  • Take the Tilipia and pat dry with paper towels and place in casserole dish

  • In a sauce pan melt the 1 TBS of Butter and saute the Garlic (I do this to get rid of that "raw" garlic taste)

  • Squeeze the entire lemon all over the fish

  • Sprinkle with the Lemon Pepper Seasoning and Salt and Pepper to Taste

  • Drizzle the Butter/Garlic Mixture over the Fish

  • Then take the block of Parmesan Cheese and grate the cheese over the Fish. I used my micro plane to get really fine shreds of the cheese. A little goes a long way. You could substitute grated Parmesan like Kraft.

  • Bake at 375 degrees or until the fish flakes with a fork
I served this with some Brown Rice and Sautéed Zucchini, Onions, and Tomato's.
One great tip I have for making some yummy brown rice is to add a teaspoon of Chicken Base such as "Better than Bouillon" to the water. It really makes the rice special!


  1. I don't have the best luck with fish either, but this sounds so easy and yummy! Can't wait to try it.

  2. I think one trick that really worked was Patting the fish dry with the paper towel and of course having good fish!!!!