Simple Parmesan Broiled Fish (10-minutes from start to finish!)

I was going to call this Simple Cheesy Fish Dish – you know – because it rhymed and was cute. But then I was like, “What a weird and not-very-appetizing name. Let’s change it to Simple Parmesan Broiled Fish. People will want to make it if it has a better name.”


I sure hope you all appreciate all the thought and trouble I go to in preparing these recipes and laboring to come up with their names. There is no end to all the decisions I have to make around here.

But in actual news, and what you really need to know about this recipe is how easy it is. You broil the fish. While it is broiling, you mix up a few ingredients to spread over the top. You spread it on. You broil it all a little longer. In ten minutes the fish is completely done and ready to serve.

Ten minutes. Maybe I should have called this Ten-Minute Fish Dish. But seriously, though.

Simple Parmesan Broiled FishYum

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Simple Parmesan Broiled Fish
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 pounds fish, any kind (cod, tilapia, halibut, flounder, salmon)
  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (I use Hain Safflower mayo)
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of hot sauce (we like Cholula)
  1. Lay fish pieces in a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Broil for 8-10 minutes in the oven.
  3. In the meantime, mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Removed broiled fish from the oven and spread on the cheese mixture.
  5. Broil for an additional 2 minutes.


This fish has incredible flavor! We have also found that the sauce tastes great with the steamed veggies we eat with this meal. There’s just something about cheese and butter and mayo all together that makes a great sauce. So if the sauce from your fish runs over your plate into your veggies – be grateful. The entire meal will taste better this way!

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  1. says

    Thanks for this simple, fishy idea!

    I have some frozen salmon fillets in the freezer, and I think this will make a great supper idea for later this week.


    K Ann Guinn Reply:

    Tonight we tried this recipe on some salmon fillets (from frozen), and it was delicious! It is truly a simple meal idea! Thanks, Laura. You’ve done it again. :)


  2. Jody says

    Thank you! I suck at cooking fish, but I love it. I’ve used a similar recipe, but this looks much easier. Can’t wait to try it. (Also just noticed that you are in Nebraska – got a kick out of that since I am too and just found your site and loving it.


  3. Shauna says

    This may be a silly question, but can you taste the flavor of the mayo? No one except my husband likes mayo, so before I try this out, I thought I’d ask. Thanks!


    Laura Reply:

    The mayo gives this recipe a tangy flavor, so while I don’t feel like I really “taste the mayo” it does give the fish a unique flavor. I taste the cheese more than the mayo.


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