Baked Parmesan Tilapia

You don’t like fish?  I don’t really, either.  I’m allergic to shellfish and at some point growing up, I just grouped all seafood together in the “do not eat category.”  I’m not sure if that makes much logical sense, but at the time, it did!

In about the last year or so, I’ve decided to start trying fish.  Turns out, it isn’t so bad!  Tilapia seems to be the least “fishy” fish.  It’s white, flaky, and doesn’t smell icky.

This recipe is super simple!  It requires a few ingredients (most of which you should have on hand!) and can be DONE start to finish in 20 minutes!

Ingredients:
-3/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
-1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs (plain)
-2 teaspoons Chicken/Fish Seasoning or Paprika
-3-4 Tilapia Fillets (1 pound total)
-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 400F.  Line a baking sheet with foil.

In a small bowl or shallow dish, combine cheese and breadcrumbs.

Coat the fish in olive oil and gently rub the seasonings on it.

Dip the fish into the cheese and breadcrumbs, carefully patting it onto the fillets.  Keep in mind it won’t stick too easily, so you may want to sprinkle additional on top of the fillets.

Bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and fish is white and flaky.

Enjoy!  I made this two weeks in a row- which says a lot for someone who rarely repeats a recipe in a year.



10 thoughts on “Baked Parmesan Tilapia

  1. Just A Smidgen

    26 Jun on 2012 at 10:44 pm

    You know, I’ve a similar recipe for chicken and never once thought to try it on fish… this is a great idea and will remember to do it next time!

  2. Geni - Sweet and Crumby

    27 Jun on 2012 at 2:00 pm

    What a great stand-by for any fish. This would work on just about any fish! I use a very similar recipe and just add grated lemon and fresh parsley as well. It’s definitely a keeper.

    • thedrivencook

      07 Jul on 2012 at 8:51 am

      Oh, that sounds good with the grated lemon added! I will definitely be using this on other (non-fishy) fish!

  3. Caroline

    27 Jun on 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I don’t like super “fishy” tasting fish either, haha. I love talapia, halibut, mahi mahi etc. The parmesan on top sounds delicious! What a simple way to spruce up a piece of fish. :)

  4. Cavities & Cravings

    27 Jun on 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Great recipe! Mina is finally warming up to the idea of fish, I think he might actually go for this recipe :) Yum!

  5. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise

    28 Jun on 2012 at 10:10 am

    I too don’t really like fish so I welcome any recipe that is from someone who knows how I feel. You need a recipe that is not fishy as you put it
    Saving this one to try soon

  6. Aimee@clevermuffin

    30 Jun on 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I like this! I like fish but struggle to cook it without ruining it, but this I think I could do. Nom nom.