Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
A creamy parmesan coating tops the tilapia and makes a really flavorful seafood dish. Although I haven't tried it, I imagine it would work on other types of fish as well.
- 1 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons dill weed
- 4 -8 tilapia fillets (this recipe will coat 4-8 pieces fish, depending on the size of the pieces)
- Mix all liquids and spices together. If it appears too thick (like really thick paste), add a little extra mayo. If it appears too creamy, add another few shakes of cheese. Like Rachael Ray says, "Eyeball it". The consistency will be thick, but still stir able and slightly creamy.
- Next, take the fish, one fillet at a time, and coat only one side with mixture, making sure you coat the whole side. Normally about 2-2 1/2 tablespoons of mixture should do it, per piece of fish.
- Place fish (coating side up) in a slightly greased oven dish and bake on lower rack at 350°F for 35 minutes. Don't get worried if it browns some; some browning adds to the flavor. When I bake this, it normally gets light brown all over, so don't worry if you see if turning brown. Also, don't be surprised if the coating mixture slides off a little. This is normal.
- Serve with stuffing or wild rice, and a salad and you have a great, easy meal.
This was a very light and flavorful dish for Tilapia. We will definately be making this again!
This was fabulous. I was a little skeptical of adding so much mayonnaise but followed the recipe as written, and it turned out wonderful. I will make this again. Thank you for sharing your recipe, BluJasmine. Made for Spring 2013 Pick-A-Chef.
Wonderful recipe! My somewhat picky children beg me to make this frequently. It's so easy, too!