Are you a fish lover or hater? Does the smell alone bother so you'd prefer not to cook it in the house? That's probably the biggest issue I have heard from a ton of people about cooking fish. But THIS fish is not as smelly as others I have made. And trust me on this I know smelly fish, hubby is an avid fisherman!
So for this reason my family loves tilapia. Baking it as opposed to frying it is really the way I would prefer they learn to eat it and like it. I mean everyone loves fried food right?
Of course we do. We still do have fried fish, but in moderation. I am just trying my very best to make my family ENJOY as much healthy food as I can without frying it.
I hope you will try this delicious dish with your family and let me know if they enjoy it.
Servings: 4* Calories: 169* Fat: 5g* Fiber: 0g* Carbs: 3g* Protein: 27g* Points+: 4* Old Points: 4*
This recipe is being shared at Tidy Mom, Whipperberry.
Because this doesn't have a strong fishy flavor or smell its a perfect fish to start with if your family isn't fond of eating fish regularly.
If you already have fish incorporated into life, what type do you enjoy and how often?
Baked Parmesan Tilapia
- 1 pound tilapia filets
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Mix the Parmesan, salt, paprika and parsley in a shallow dish.
- Pour the lemon juice into a shallow bowl.
- One filet at a time, dip in the lemon juice then in the Parmesan mixture and place on baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until fish is flaky when pricked with a fork in the center of a filet.
- Serve with some wonderful brown rice or Baked Garlic Potato Fries, Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts or delicious Mango Salsa.
I made this tonight and my 3 5 year olds all said, "This is good"! My hubby and I liked it too, I preferred it mixed in with rice and veggies.
Is this just as yum as left overs or only fresh?
I like it as left overs although if you bring it to work, some might say otherwise with the smell of fish and all lol!
I was planning on serving this tomorrow night but want to cook it tonight.That's why I was wondering. 🙂 So you think it would be ok if I make it tonight and the n just re-heat in oven tomorrow night?
Would this work with frozen filets?
I'm thinking yes if thawed first then follow recipe. Please let me know if you do use frozen.
I made this last night with the frozen filets and it was very good. I didn't get them completely thawed so I had to cook a but longer (about 15 minutes).
thanks for letting me know!
Would this work with cod? And what would you think if I added qinuao into the Parmesan mixture? It is my first attempt at making fish for the family.
Hi Allison, yes it would work with cod too. But I would skip the quinoa if you are making fish for the first time for them and keep the recipe as is.
I found your blog yesterday, and tried this last night! It was great! I made fish and chicken, because the roommies aren't fish fans lol. The chicken tasted great too!
Great! Glad you liked it!
Found this on pinterest. Such a great recipe & yummy over steamed white rice & steamed peas! Mmm! Definitely making this again!
Thanks so much!
Just discovered your blog and I already love it! Also, I really appreciate the nutritional info for each recipe, thank you!