Tilapia With A Garlic Mayonnaise And Parsnips

Tilapia is a popular dish for many people because of its high protein and low fat content. There are many ways to prepare Tilapia, but here are a few recipes for you to try. Tilapia is also a good source of vitamin D providing, over 30 percent of your daily recommended allowances.

Tilapia with Garlic Mayonnaise and Parsnips


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lb. parsnips
  • 4 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 c. vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 lb. cooked bacon
  • 1 1/2 lb. tilapia
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Separate garlic cloves, peel and blanch. Blend garlic, egg yolk, lemon juice and 1 tsp. water to blender. Blend on low speed and season to taste with kosher salt. Slowly add water while blender is blending. Keep blending until the mayonnaise is thick enough for your taste.

Meanwhile, melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Saute parsnips until brown. Add vinegar and salt and cook for about two minutes. Add one tablespoon butter and parsley while tossing well.

Prepare tilapia brine by combining one quart cold water, two teaspoons kosher salt and one teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Let tilapia sit in brine for at least 3 minutes on each side. Add bacon and immediately serve with mayonnaise while hot.

You can also prepare the mayonnaise using a mortar and pestle. Follow this simple recipe if you prefer making your mayonnaise without using a blender.

Garlic Mayonnaise


  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups oil

Crush garlic cloves with salt until it forms a paste. You can use a mortar and pestle or the blender. Transfer ingredients to a large bowl. Stir in the egg yolks, vinegar and garlic. Whisk the oil into the mixture in small amounts until the mayonnaise is of desired consistency.

Here are a few more recipes for preparing Tilapia. You can prepare these simple recipes in under 30 minutes. Baked Tilapia is a great way to cut down on calories and consume enough protein. The following recipe is breaded, giving the Tilapia a good crunch.

Breaded Baked Tilapia


  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese2
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder and oregano in a small bowl. Coat Tilapia fillets in mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for six minutes, turn and bake another six minutes. Makes approximately four servings. This is a good recipe that you can easily double or triple and save the leftovers.

Try oven pan-friend baked blackened Tilapia to add variety to your meals. Blackened Tilapia is an American favorite dish that is easy to prepare.

Pan-Fried Blackened Tilapia


  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Tilapia fillets

A good rule of thumb is to use one tablespoon blackening powder per Tilapia fillet. Experiment with the amounts until you find the one that matches the number of servings for your family.

Mix together dry ingredients in a small bowl. This will be your blackening powder. Moisten each side of the tilapia filets and dip in blackening powder. Fry in skillet with one tablespoon vegetable oil that has been heated over medium-high heat. Cook for approximately three minutes on each side. Fish is done when it flakes with a fork. Remove from pan and serve hot.

Tilapia is an inexpensive high-protein fish that adds variety to your meals. It also makes an easy meal to take for lunches since it is easily heated up in the microwave.