Put this tasty gluten-free Parmesan Crusted Tilapia on the menu tonight and it will be ready to eat in 10 minutes!
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Don’t we all love the main course that cooks in less than 10 minutes? I hope you are nodding yes because heck yeah, we sure do! This light and flaky fish is prepared under the broiler, which makes it super quick.
Tilapia really doesn’t have much of a fishy odor and it has a very mild taste. Case in point – my husband despises all seafood. No shrimp, no salmon, no clams, no crabs, no lobster, no nuthin’. That all being said, he really, really likes this crusted parmesan tilapia! I can’t even remember how I got him to try it initially, but since then he has actually asked for me to make it. So, it must be good, right?
Looking for another delicious parmesan crusted seafood dish? Don’t miss this Baked Parmesan Crusted Scallops.
I know you’ll love this tilapia dish, not just because of how good it is but also because of how fast it can be made.
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Made the way it is written and this recipe is a gluten-free meal, but the ingredients can be easily adapted to suit your personal needs and tastes …or suited to what’s in your pantry.
4 tilapia fillets
1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
2 tbsp butter, softened
1½ tbsp avocado mayo
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp The Gourmet Collection Roast Vegetables & Fries Spice Blend®
salt & pepper to taste
Defrosting: If you have frozen tilapia, be sure to thaw it before broiling. A quick method for this is to place the frozen fillets in a plastic freezer storage bag, place the bag in a large bowl, put the bowl in the sink, and then fill it with cold water. Let a stream of cold water run over the fillets until defrosted (usually less than 30 minutes).
Lemon juice: You can easily swap out the lemon juice for fresh squeezed lemon.
Mayo: You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for avocado mayo. You could also use regular mayo, but it may no longer be a gluten-free dish, so be sure to check the label.
Seasoning blend: I use my favorite seasoning blend for this dish. It is labeled as roasted vegetables and fries seasoning, however, I use it for so many things in addition to veggies!
This blend of seasonings is fantastic on chicken, pork, and fish. I’ve never even tried it on fries, to be honest, but I am sure it would be absolutely fabulous. If you aren’t able to get this particular seasoning blend, you can create a similar blend on your own by combining:
Check out my other recipes with this seasoning blend:
Start by lining a baking sheet with foil and lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, softened butter, avocado mayo, lemon juice, seasoning blend, and salt and pepper in small bowl, then set aside.
Move the oven rack to the top position, and turn the broiler on high. You’ll want to place the thawed tilapia on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes.
Carefully remove the tray of tilapia from the oven. Turn the fish fillets over and coat the top of each with the parmesan mixture. Return to the broiler for 4 additional minutes.
This delicious Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is going to make a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious seafood dinner any night of the week.
When you give this quick and easy gluten-free parmesan-crusted tilapia a try, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Crusted Parmesan Tilapia
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 1 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
- 2 tbsp butter softened
- 1½ tbsp avocado mayo
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp The Gourmet Collection Roast Vegetables & Fries Spice Blend®
- salt & pepper to taste
- Line baking sheet with foil. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, butter, avocado mayo, lemon juice, seasoning blend, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
- Move oven rack to the top position. Turn broiler on high.
- Place tilapia on baking sheet lined with foil. Broil for 4 minutes.
- Remove tilapia from oven; turn fillets over and coat with parmesan mixture.
- Return to oven for 4 additional minutes.