Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2 recipes: Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes and Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

K, so the fish in the picture above doesn't look that good, but I promise it is delish!! I could eat seafood every day.... and it's so easy to cook because it takes literally only minutes.

Here's the Broiled Tilapia Parmesan Recipe (from this link):

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon celery salt

2 pounds tilapia fillets


1.Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.

2.In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

3.Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
I paired it with peas and Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes. To make those, simply cook some butternut squash in the oven: halve the squash, scoop out the seeds, place face down on a foil lined baking sheet, and cook at 375 for about an hour. Remove from oven and let cool. Meanwhile, peel and quarter some potatoes and boil until softened and mashable. Mash the potatotes and add the squash. Mash together. The squash makes the potatoes creamy, so very little butter or cream is needed (I added a few tablespoons of butter and a little bit of fat free half and half to the mash.). So good!


  1. Looks yummy! I've never made fish because I don't like all fish and also because I don't know how. So thanks for an idea of how I can try it. :)

  2. Oh wow, that looks good. I'm not a huge fish fan, but I bet I'd like this. And what a good idea with the squash & potatoes. Now the kids can't pick out the veggies, it's all blended together! I'll have to try this one for sure. :)

  3. That looks amazing. If only my husband would eat fish. Can't wait to try the Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes! Thanks for sharing.