Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia


3 to 4 tilapia fillets, depending on size
1/4 Cup bread crumbs, or crushed “buttery round” (Ritz) crackers
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning Or Gusto Pizza Blend
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Kosher Salt, to taste
Ground Pepper, to taste
Additional Garlic Powder, to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (we suggest the Eureka Lemon or the Butter Infused)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) while you oil an ovenproof dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian or Gusto Seasoning, and 1 tsp garlic powder on a shallow plate; make sure the ingredients are well combined.

On a different shallow dish, pour 1 Tbsp lemon juice.

Working with one fillet at a time, place a piece of fish on the plate with the lemon juice, season the piece to taste with kosher salt, black pepper, and a little additional garlic powder, if desired.  Turn fish over in the lemon juice to moisten the fillet, and season.

Dredge fillet in the parmesan-bread crumb mixture, patting it all over to coat each side completely.

Place fillet in prepared oiled baking dish; repeat process with remaining fish. Sprinkle a little lemon juice over entire pan, and drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Bake fish for about 20 min, or until fish easily flakes with a fork and fillet edges are brown.

Serves 2