Recipe: Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

A long time back my wife found a recipe for cooking up tilapia. It was fabulous. We thought the recipe had been added to this site but when we went to find the recipe to make dinner tonight; it was missing. Now I’ll be amoung the first to admit the search on this site doesn’t work as well as it should1. But I work with MySQL databases for a living and I poked around in the database this site runs off of without being able to find any trace of that recipe. So we did some searching and ended up using a different recipe tonight. To make sure we don’t have this problem again, I’m adding the recipe right now.

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia


  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspooons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture.
  4. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.

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Denise and I love tilapia. Guarantee we’ll try this within two weeks’ time.

I had lost this recipe and was glad to find it here. This is the only way I prepare my tilipia. It is so moist and delicious.

Glad to help and in fact that’s why we post the occasional recipe here, to make sure we never lose the good ones. 🙂

A new recipe was recently recommended to me, Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. I’m linking to it here, so I can find the link the next time we go to make tilapia.

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