Simple is the key some nights…who am I kidding, most nights! Anyway, today I made a simple Italian style Parmesan (Pecorino Romano) Tilapia. This fish does not have a lot of flavor on its own, so it was the perfect fish to use for this flavorful dish. I served it with spaghetti zucchini and a little garlic butter.
Italian Style Parmesan Tilapia
2-4 large Tilapia
1-2 tomato from the garden sliced
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese shredded
1/2 stick of butter
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano (fresh if you have it)
1 tsp basil (fresh if you have it)
1 Tbs olive oil
salt & pepper
Heat the oven to 425°F. Melt the butter in the oven in a cast iron skillet. Mix the bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt & pepper, and half the cheese together in a shallow dish. When the butter is melted, dredge the fish in the butter then coat with the bread mixture. Place the fish in the pan and cover with sliced tomatoes, the rest of the cheese and the drizzle of olive oil. Bake until done, about 12 minutes. Serve with a side of your favorite veggie. Delicious!