Grilled Lemon-Parmesan Tilapia Recipe

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We say goodbye to winter by breaking out the grill. And nothing says "spring" like the taste of fresh fish. This recipe also works well with catfish, sea bass or any other firm fish. —Wendy G. Ball, Battle Creek, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 6 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Lemon wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 356 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients until blended.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Place fish on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat 4 minutes. Turn; spread cheese mixture over fillets. Grill, covered, 3-4 minutes longer or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Lemon-Parmesan Tilapia in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p143

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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