Broiled tilapia fillets with a crispy parmesan crust on top. Serve them with this delicious roasted red pepper sauce for a healthy and easy to make dinner!
How has your weekend been going? Mine has been fantastic so far, well except for our cloudy weather again. I seriously don’t know what’s going on, I’m pretty sure Colorado is one of the sunniest states in the country and yet I feel like I’ve been living in the pacific northwest the past couple weeks. At least there hasn’t been any snow this weekend, that is something to smile about! Since I’m faced with another not so ideal weekend for sitting out on our deck and doing some grilling and relaxing I’ll be cooking this delicious Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
Whenever the weather starts warming up I start getting some serious cravings for fish and seafood. My favorite way to eat fish is to grill it, but when it’s cloudy and threatening to rain that isn’t always the best option. Luckily the parmesan crusted tilapia is perfect for broiling and cooks up in about 10 minutes. The fast cooking time makes it ideal for a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend when you don’t want to spend a lot of time making dinner.
Normally cheese isn’t something I add to my fish, but since tilapia is such a mild and let’s face it, almost flavorless fish on it’s own, the parmesan actually works really well with it. The tilapia is broiled and the parmesan cheese creates a nice salty crispy crust on top of the fish which I just loved. The second element of this meal that is so tasty is the roasted red pepper sauce. I’m such a sauce addict! I love dipping meat and veggies into a good sauce and this one is no exception. Along with the roasted red peppers there is also shallot, garlic, and red wine vinegar in this sauce to flavor it. Once the ingredients have sautéed for a few minutes they are blended until they form a beautifully colored red, delicious, and smooth sauce.
The sauce can be served underneath the plated tilapia or on the side, either way you are going to want to repeatedly dip the fish in it. For the weekends when the weather isn’t cooperating and you can’t use the grill, turn on the broiler instead and make this parmesan crusted tilapia with roasted red pepper sauce!