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Here is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes for Tilapia I know. After a long Labor Day weekend of every type of red meat imaginable, my system was crying for something a bit lighter. The recipe originally called for Monterey Jack cheese, but I find grated Parmesan much tastier. Last night I didn’t have enough Parm, so I through in Feta also, and it was just as good. The type of Salsa doesn’t matter, just try to drain some liquid if its real watery. I used Costco’s Mango Salsa with Peach and it was outstanding. Ok, so here it is.

4 Tilapia Fillets (I buy a bag of frozen Tilapia tenderloins at Costco. They defrost in minutes and are very good.)
1/4 Cup Salsa
2 Tablespoons Mayo
1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients and top each fillet. You can place fillets in a foil lined sheet pan or any oven safe baking dish. You might want to spray with a little Pam before laying the fish down.
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

I serve this with rice and a salad usually.