Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quick and Easy Parmesan Tilapia

  • Thanks to Phoebe for the recipe!

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets

  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease  line broiler pan with foil.

  • In a bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayo and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

  • Arrange fillets in a single layer on the broiler pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 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 cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

  • Stovetop Breakfast Cups

    Can never go wrong with stuffing at any meal!

    1 box stuffing mix
    12 eggs
    shredded cheese
    bacon bits or crumbled sausage (cooked)

    Preheat oven to 350.

    1.  Prepare stuffing according to directions on box.
    2.  Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
    3.  Press stuffing into each cup.  Press it up the sides to make a deep cup in the center.
    4.  Crack an egg in each cup.
    5.  Sprinkle bacon bits or crumbled cooked sausage on top of each egg.
    6.  Cover the top of each with cheese.

    Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.  Let cool about 5 minutes and serve.  (I find running my Pampered Chef citrus peeler around the edges to loosen them is helpful.  A knife would work equally well, just be careful of scratching your pan!)

    Great reheated for a portable breakfast!

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Parmesan Crusted Chicken

    1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 tsp paprika
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    2 tsp parsley flakes
    8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)

    Preheat oven to 400.

    Mix cheese, crumbs and seasoning together in a bowl.  Roll chicken in crumb mixture, coating each piece thoroughly.  Place chicken on a nonstick baking sheet.  Bake 20-25 minutes.