4 fresh tilapia fillets
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened.
Do NOT use margarine or canola-based spread
3 tbsp mayonnaise or Miracle Whip® salad dressing
5 chopped green onions, white section and tender,
light green parts
1/4 tsp. salt
3 dashes Tabasco® or preferred hot sauce
Heat oven broiler to 500ºF (280ºC).
Put tilapia fillets on a greased cookie sheet.
Drizzle on lemon juice,
and let them sit 15 minutes while juice soaks in.
Meanwhile prepare other ingredients.
In a small bowl mix cheese, butter,
mayonnaise and green onions. Stir.
Add salt and hot sauce; stir again.
Broil fillets about 4 minutes under
broiling element, 6 - 8 minutes.
Time to cook is dependent on how thick fillets are.
Check them with a knife or fork,
until cooked through and flaky.
Just be sure to check thickest part.
When done, take them out og broiler.
Pile each piece of fish with a portion of sauce
. It should be thick and mound on fish, 1/4" thick,
maybe a tad more. Spread it toward edges,
but leave a border because as it heats it will spread.
Putfish, with topping, back under broiler,
cook 2 - 3 minutes more, until tops are browning;
sort of like browning meringue.
Just edges and tips will be browned.
Carefully remove the fish with a large spatula to plates.
If nervous about transferring a piece that large,
cut it into sections and transfer each piece individually.
Makes 4 servings.