Friday, April 27, 2012

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Our kids, probably like most, enjoy tasting the samples at Sam's Club.  Noah loves that the samples often come on toothpicks.  A few years ago, Noah sampled some tilapia, served on a toothpick.  When I then made the tilapia at home, he insisted he needed a toothpick to be able to eat it.  Toothpicks have since become part of our utensils when setting the table for Broiled Tilapia Parmesan.  It is funny to me, because when the tilapia is done it flakes easily making eating with a toothpick quite difficult.  You can imagine.  Or maybe you too will try eating it with a toothpick. :)

I'm working on getting a photo of this that actually looks as yummy as it tastes.  Who ever knew Tilapia was so hard to take a photo of?  Until then, when you read the recipe, picture it in your mind.  By the way, this recipe goes perfectly with Parmesan Jasmine Rice.  Add some fresh, green vegetables and you have a wonderful dinner.

1/2 c parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c butter, softened
3 T  sour cream
2 T lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 t dried basil
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t onion powder
1/8 t celery salt
2 # Tilapia ( about 6 filets)
1.  Preheat broiler.  Spray broiling pan with PAM and line bottom with aluminum foil.
2.  In small bowl, mix toppings well.  Set aside.
3.  Arrange filets in single layer on pan.  Broil a few inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes.  Flip filets, broil 3 minutes more.  Then, cover filets with toppings.  Broil 2 minutes or til topping is browned and fish flakes easily.



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