Monday, May 11, 2015

Tempting Tilapia

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.

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