Prepare quick and easy Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia recipe in less than 15 minutes! This keto friendly, gluten free tilapia recipe combines lemon, mayo, and fresh parmesan cheese smothered on flaky fish and baked or broiled to perfection!
Preheat oven to 400ºF. (If using broiling method, turn on broiler.) Line a baking sheet with foil and place thawed tilapia fillets on top. Pat tops of fish dry with a paper towel. Set aside baking sheet.
In a small bowl combine ¼ cup parmesan cheese, mayo, lemon juice, softened butter, fresh or dried parsley, garlic, seasoned salt, dried basil, and paprika. Evenly spread parmesan mayo mixture on top of the fish. Sprinkle topping with remaining parmesan cheese.
OVEN BAKED TILAPIA: Bake on middle rack for 10 minutes. For a golden, crispy topping turn on broiler and broil an additional 1-2 minutes, watching carefully to avoid overcooking.BROILED TILAPIA: Place rack about 4 inches from heat. Broil for 4-5 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.For baking or broiling, fish is done when inside is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Serve with additional lemon wedges.
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Can I Substitute a Different Type of Fish?
Absolutely! The topping will compliment many different types of fish, such as cod, sole, halibut, swai, pollock, or sea bass, or grouper. Tilapia is a thinner white fish, so if using a thicker type of fish add additional cooking time. To make sure fish is adequately cooked use an instant read thermometer. The temperature should read 145ºF in the thickness part of the fillet.
How to Reheat Tilapia
Avoid the microwave when reheating cooked fish. An oven or toaster oven gives better results because the fish can be reheated gently while maintaining its crunchy, crusted topping.
Preheat oven to 300ºF.
Place a large piece of foil on a baking sheet and lay fish on top of foil. Fold up the sides of the foil so it’s loosely tenting the fish.
Bake until fish is heated through. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.