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Lemon Pepper Parmesan Tilapia

This recipe for tilapia is simple and tasty! My Lemon Pepper Tilapia with parmesan is the perfect meal for any day of the week.
Course Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julie Wunder

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 teaspoons light olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a glass baking dish.
  2. Rinse the tilapia and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over both sides of the tilapia fillets. Season with 3/4 of the salt and pepper. Save the last 1/4 of salt and pepper for the parmesan mixture.
  4. Spread a thin layer of the mayonnaise over one side of the fish. This acts as the glue to keep the parmesan on the fillet.
  5. In a shallow bowl or plate combine the panko, parmesan, lemon pepper and remaining salt and pepper.
  6. Carefully press the fish mayonnaise side down into the parmesan mixture.
  7. Place the fish parmesan side up in the glass baking dish.
  8. Repeat with all four fillets.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The fish is done when it turns opaque and starts to flake.
  10. Optional: Turn oven to broil to quickly brown crust. Be careful though! You could quickly burn and overcook the entire dish!