Spicy Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

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"This recipe is very easy to put together and is big on taste. You can increase or decrease the heat level by playing around with the amount of cayenne pepper. I have used Frank's RedHot Sauce in this recipe and have also used Tabasco Sauce and both where very nice."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (280.7 g)
  • Calories 348.1
  • Total Fat - 14.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 109.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1706 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 48.1 g
  • Calcium - 275.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk together the parmesan cheese, dried parsley, hot pepper flakes, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and pour into a plate.

Step 2

Pour the hot sauce in a shallow bowl and mix with the tilapia filets making sure they are evenly coated.

Step 3

Remove the tilapia filets from the bowl and press onto the parmesan mixture coating both sides.

Step 4

Place the coated tilapia on a greased baking sheet and cook in a preheated 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when poked with a fork.

Step 5



No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Made for the Pick Me Tag Game mostly because we love tilapia plus a degree of "heat". As a rule, if I make a new recipe I try to err on the side of caution instead of excess. So I used my pastry brush to apply an equal mix of olive oil & Tabasco & then followed the recipe. It's an easy-fix & tasty, but was a tad dry. I know cook time can be a factor & I admit my admiration of your "Tilapia Caesar Style" influenced my rating here. We enjoyed this too, so thx for sharing it w/us.


review by:
(27 Jan 2018)

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 7/31/17 for mine and my SO's and most importantly the " Billboard Recipes Tag Game. Except for leaving out the Hot Pepper flakes the recipe was made as written. My SO really enjoyed this and as a matter of fact, he gave it a good solid 4 stars. And from him that's a big compliment. To me it was very good,but super,super spicy. Thanks for posting, and " Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(2 Aug 2017)


I used sriracha for the hot sauce. I didn't find the fish too hot, but was happy I served a nice cool salad alongside the dish. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or not, but my fish didn't get crispy like the poster's photo. I tried to leave under the broiler for a bit to see if I could get some crispness, but didn't want to over cook the fish. I think I'd like to work on the coating to get some crispness next time. Thanks for sharing! Made for FYC tag game.


review by:
(4 Jun 2017)


We loved this...mine didn't come out as crisp looking as the posting chefs did...but it sure was delicious...it has a touch of heat but nothing like you would think with the ingredients that are used...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(26 May 2017)


Very good fish -- we used salsa for the hot sauce and skipped the hot pepper flakes. Next time we may increase the heat level but this was very good as we made it just with a tossed salad and a light meal. Thanks for sharing!


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(1 Apr 2017)

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