CNYEats A Taste of Utica Tilapia

by Joanne on September 19, 2010

Amanda writes

I made this great fish dish.  This recipe is so easy and quick.”


On page 74 of our book


Amanda posted the following recipe for a delicate white, mild fish. If you have never enjoyed fish before, try this recipe.  You’ll discover a new, healthy protein.


Tilapia – serves 4


  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 TBS chopped flat leaf parsley (I used 3 TBS)
  • 4 Tilapia fillets (depending on the size, this may be 1 to 1 1/2 lbs) *See below for a fresh fish local source.
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (I set the oven to 425 F).  In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture.  Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, any where from 12 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the tilapia fillets.

*Canadian cooking method for fish:  Oven temp. 425 F, cook 10 minutes per inch of thickness, which includes any filling you might add.

Serve with lemon wedges.


*From March through December, “John’s Seafood” parks a truck in the New Hartford Shopping Center from 8:30 am to 12pm on Thursdays.


He has a wonderful assortment of fresh fish.  You will notice a tremendous difference from John’s fish to the grocery store fish.


More please!


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