Hey all– Happy weekend! As much as I love my job (with those 3rd & 4th graders in room #2 everyday)– I do savor the weekends. They should be havens of refreshment and restoring lounging on the couch with a book. But more often, I fill them to overflowing and running from here to there, like a wacky person.
So I’m glad to say, last Sunday after church we had a quiet lunch on the coffee table, followed by a lovely soft sofa nap. And for lunch, this super easy baked fish. Set it on the table with just a salad and some hearty bread. Done– and ready for a blessedly quiet Sunday afternoon.
OVEN BAKED PARMESAN TILAPIA
2 large tilapia filets
salt & freshly ground pepper
3 tab. butter, melted
1/4 cup parmesan romano
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 tab. mayonnaise*
2 tab. cilantro (or your favorite herb)**
Pat the tilapia dry with a paper towel and set it into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Liberally salt and pepper the fish and set is aside.
Mix together the melted butter, parmesan, Panko and cilantro.
Then spread the mayonnaise onto the fish filets. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the top and put it into a 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crumbs have browned and the fish is flakey.
Serve it up hot with a little wedge of lemon to top it off.***
*Used Best Food light mayo.
**I just used cilantro because that is what I had in the fridge. The recipe called for dill. And I though rosemary would be good with the parmesan. Use what you have/like…
***I cannot abide lemon on my fish. But I put a wedge on for Larry who likes to squeeze it on top.
Here’s the table rubble about nap time…