About this recipe:A simple and satisfying midweek meal that requires little prep and cooks in an instant. Use cod, tilapia, salmon or even pollock for this dish.
100g Parmesan cheese
50g butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1kg tilapia or cod fillets
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:10min › Ready in:15min
Preheat your oven's grill. Grease a grill pan or line pan with aluminium foil.
In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Grill a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and grill for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Grill for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
Alternatives to cod:
Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.
hard to believe this is so easy to make, i don't think my family has ever enjoyed fish so much. stuck to the recipe but did add more seasoning. a good shake of dried italian herbs. thanks, lovely! - 11 Dec 2012
Tried this with cod loin, parsnip garlic mash, broccoli, washed down with Theakstons Old Peculier, first time around made the topping too runny, but will try again, printed off and this is a keeper. - 24 Jan 2015