Ginger And Oregano

Kitchen Adventures in the Land of Cheese

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia



Ok so I need to confess something to you guys, and you have to promise not to judge me. Promise? Ok here goes: I have officially been sucked into the Pokemon Go craze. I know. I know. I’m appropriately embarrassed, believe me.

I completely blame Peter for getting me into it. I downloaded the app when it first came out because I wanted to see what everyone was going all crazy about, but I didn’t really get it so I deleted it. Fast forward a few weeks and suddenly Peter is taking our dog on longer and longer walks in the evenings and I’m watching him catch Pokemon during our commute to and from work (we carpool together). So I re-downloaded the app and made him explain it to me. And now I’m hooked.

This game is so dumb, but it’s surprisingly addicting. And even though I look stupid as hell walking around while staring intently at my phone, that doesn’t seem to stop me from suddenly needing to take a walk during my lunch break every day to hit up the PokeStops near my office.

So since Peter and I frequently go on long walks hunting for Pokemon after work, quick and easy dinners are a must lately, and this parmesan-crusted tilapia definitely fits the bill. Between prep and cooking time, I had dinner on the table in less than 30-minutes, which is a plus regardless of whether or not you’re currently obsessed with Pokemon.



Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Servings: 2

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tilapia fillets


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray and set aside (if you don’t own a broiler pan, place a cooling rack on a baking sheet).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley, and oregano. Set aside.
  3. Rinse tilapia fillets in cold running water and pat dry using paper towels (ensure that fillets are dried completely- you’ll have watery fish otherwise). Season fillets lightly with salt and pepper. Rub olive oil onto both sides of fillets and dredge in cheese mixture, pressing cheese into fillets. Place fillets onto prepared baking dish and sprinkle leftover cheese mixture on top.
  4. Bake tilapia for 10 minutes. Turn oven to broiler mode and broil for an additional 2 minutes.


Inspired by: Rachael Ray

Author: gingerandoregano

Wife. Nurse. Soon-to-be mother. Lover of all things pasta. Ginger.

2 thoughts on “Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

  1. Made this last week for dinner! Easy and tasty 👌🏼


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