Broiled Parmesan Tilapia (Low-Carb)

"You'll love this fish recipe! I have also made this with other meaty fish fillets too, works well with basa fillets also!"
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Ready In:




  • Set oven to broiler heat.
  • Grease a broiler pan, then line with foil and grease the foil slightly.
  • In a small bowl mix together Parmesan cheese, butter, mayo, lemon juice and garlic.
  • Add in all the remaining seasonings and salt if using; mix well and set aside.
  • Arrange the fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan (you sprinkle salt on fish but it is not necessary).
  • Broil a few inches from the heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn the fish over and broil a couple minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and cover them with the Parmesan mixture on the top side only.
  • Return to oven and broil for about 2 minutes more or until the topping is browned and the fish flakes easily (do not overcook the fish!).

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  1. Garden Gate Kate
    This is the most delicious fish that I've ever eaten (and I've eaten many a fish)- better than in the finest restaurants. I omitted the celery salt because I didn't have any and baked instead of broiled it. I brush lemon juice on top and immediately covered the tilapia with Parmesan mixture and baked it , uncovered, at 350F degrees for 10 minutes. Then, increased heat to 425F degrees for 8 minutes to brown topping. Baking the fish with the Parmesan mixture on top the entire time made the fish more moist than adding it later- not to mention it was easier! I made enough for leftovers and warmed up the leftovers with a little water added to a small pan covered with foil in the toaster oven for 20 minutes at 375F. It was just as wonderful as the first day that I made it. Divine! Thank you, Kittencal.
  2. Jencathen
    This was awesome and inspired me to change it up a bit to have little less calories and fat.<br/>I used 3 tbsp olive oil and 3 tbsp of light mayo instead. It was really wonderful and is now going to be a recipe in our regular rotation.
  3. NoNamesLeft
    Found this on Pinterest and made it using Cod fillets. TOTALLY 5 STARS! It is moist and delicious. My husband raved... definitely will make again!
  4. Daktarii
    This is an excellent recipe. I used ocean perch because that's what I had available. I had to use lime juice as I didn't have a lemon. Matters not. It was excellent. Four adults who can't agree on anything, all agreed that this dish was superb!
  5. CryPixie83
    This was delicious. Even my picky 6 year old liked it. Thank you!


  1. sassy1913
    This is the best fish recipe that I have made and so easy! I've already made it twice in one week! My teens loved it! I HATE mayonnaise, so I substituted plain Greek yogurt in place of the mayo for me, and used mayo for the family. I also used celery flakes instead of celery salt. I made it with swai and talapia filets. My pieces were thick, so I broiled each side for 4-5 minutes on 2nd tier, not 1st tier, in oven (further from heat), then broiled for 3-4 minutes after topping. So good!!!
  2. DZ_USA
    Really love this recipe...the only change I made was substituting Old Bay seasoning for the celery seasoning, since I didn't have any of the celery seasoning. My husband and I eat fish, especially Tilapia (since it is most available in our area) at least once a week. I am always looking for good, healthy ways to make it. Thanks!
  3. masscjs
    Allow me to add my praise to this wonderful recipe. I stuck to the recipe with two exceptions. I dusted the filets well on both sides with a good Cajun seasoning before broiling and I used celery seed instead of celery salt. The end result was so good that I am going out to buy more tilapia for tomorrow night. Soooo good!!! Thanks Kittencal for posting.
  4. karen downes
    There's a local restaurant that serves this with blue cheese dressing instead of mayo but I'm not a fan of blue cheese so this is perfect for me. I love this!
  5. ORTNmom
    This was absolutely delicious, I can't give it enough stars, and so elegant to boot. I am not a fish lover but I had seconds, the kids cleaned their plates, and my husband, a diabetic, was delighted. We used fresh basil instead of dried, and celery seed instead of celery salt, so the herbal flavor was noticeable. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.



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