Currently cooking out of Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O’Dea
No pictures of this dish because, although it was tasty, it was ugly. White fish with white sauce on white rice? Nope, not happening.
O’Dea says that even people who don’t like fish will like this recipe. I believe her. You begin by mixing mayonnaise, shredded parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper together. Then you slather this mixture over tilapia fillets. I used mahi mahi (because that is what I had in the freezer), and I liked the thicker pieces of fish. The fish fillets are then wrapped in tinfoil and cooked on low for three to four hours.
O’Dea doesn’t specify whether or not the fish was to be thawed. I took a chance and used the fish straight out of the freezer, and that was probably a mistake. My fish released a lot of water and really watered down the sauce. It was still good, but it didn’t really stick to the fish. I plan on making this again, but I’ll use thawed fish fillets, not frozen. Also, the sauce was really lemony. That wasn’t a problem for us, but if you like just a little lemon with your fish (as opposed to a little fish with your lemon), I’d cut down on the lemon juice a bit.
Here’s the recipe on O’Dea’s blog: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/02/foil-packet-tilapia-crockpot-recipe.html.