Editor's Note: Allison Arend returns with a quick-to-prepare fish recipe that turned out to be a crowd-pleaser. Why not try it with your family this Meatless Friday? --Barb


I don’t think I’d ever heard “I could have licked the pan” about anything I’ve cooked for my family. I certainly didn’t expect to hear it about fish. This dish served six of us easily and only takes about 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish. I would strongly recommend not substituting the butter wih margarine. The butter really makes this recipe yummy.

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Parmesan Basil Quick Fish

2 pounds of Swai or Talapia (or any mild fish will work)
1 tablespoon of butter for greasing dish
Lemon pepper seasoning (I used Mrs. Dash)

Parmesan Basil Topping:

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
¼ cup of butter, softened
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
1 handful of fresh basil, cut into strips to make about a loose ¼ cup
2 dashes of tabasco

Grease the bottom of the 9 x 13 dish with the 1 tablespoon of butter. Arrange the swai in a single layer in the dish. Sprinkle the fish liberally with lemon pepper seasoning. Preheat your oven broiler.

Mix the topping ingredients well and set aside.

Broil the fish for 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Remove the fish from the oven and gently spread the parmesan basil topping over the fish.

Broil the fish for a couple more minutes until bubbly and lightly browned.

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