We didn’t do anything too extravagant for Valentine’s Day this year but it was still a great day! We exchanged cards and small gifts this morning and when we got home from work tonight we set out to make a tasty meal that was different from anything we usually have. Neither of us has had tilapia before and it’s always on sale so that’s what we went with. This recipe was so simple and the fish was amazing! It was surpisingly filling as well. I suspect we’ll be buying tilapia on a more regular basis now!

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 1/4 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt (we didn’t have any on hand so I just added a pinch of salt)
1/2 pound tilapia fillets (2 fillets)

Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.

In a small bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion power and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork.