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Tangy Parmesan Tilapia

This parmesan topping is a perfect substitute for tarter sauce.

I am not a huge fan of fish but I have been trying to like it for years. The parmesan, mayo and lemon juice make the perfect topping for a mild fish. If you are not a huge fan of fish like me, try this recipe to see if it will change your mind. I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook and you can also find it online

Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $23.93 as of September 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this dish will cost you about $14.09.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 4 oz fish

Equipment needed: Sheet Pan

Total time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will save about $9.84.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.84 as of September 2022

  • dried basil $1.00
  • butter $4.48
  • garlic powder $1.00
  • mayo $2.36
  • onion powder $1.00


Total: $14.09 as of September 2022

  • parmesan cheese $3.68
  • 1 lime $0.44
  • 16 oz cod $9.97

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Line the baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Place the fish on the pan; broil 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on thickness. 
  3. Remove the fish and spread each fillet with 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese mixture.
  4. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes and the fish flakes easily. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 3 – Family of 2

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