Parmesan Basil Tilapia

Presented by: Paula Nemzek from KCTS 9 Cooks

Serves 4


  • 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets, or other white fish
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Gris
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut in small cubes
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the dry basil, garlic, zest and wine. Let sit for 5 minutes. Arrange the fillets in a buttered baking dish. Pour the wine mixture over the fish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Dot the fillets with butter and top with the fresh basil. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Bake at for 20 to 25 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and paprika and serve.


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