1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I used reduced fat)
1/4 cup butter, softened (I used light)
3 T mayo (I used fat free)
2 T lemon juice
1 T fresh basil
1-2 freshly minced garlic cloves (fresh makes all the difference)
1 t fresh ground black pepper
1 t onion powder
2 lbs tilapia filets (I only used 3 filets so I had an abundance of sauce)
Preheat your oven's broiler to high. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with fat free Pam and arrange your tilapia...
In a small bowl, mix together all other ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
Broil the tilapia a few inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the parmesan mixture. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the fish.
I served this over a bed of Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice and I think it would have been better on it's own. I thought the sauce needed to be soaked up by something but it clung to the fish perfectly after broiling and I think the rice taste took away from the fish. Next time I would use some wilted spinach as a bed for the fish (just put some fresh spinach with a bit of butter in the microwave for 20 seconds and lay out on the plate)....I think that would be yuuuuuummy!
Justin wasn't a fan, he thought the sauce was too rich for his blood....but Curt, Candy, and I enjoyed it...and majority rules!! This sauce would be great on chicken too I think, over a bed of angel hair pasta....