Fast and so easy to make in the microwave. Tilapia is a mild white fresh water fish that lends itself to lots of flavor profiles. The thin fillets usually are packed individually and thaw out quickly under cold tap water!
I make these in a greased glass pie dish, works great in the microwave. Arrange fillets in single layer. Sprinkle liberally with lemon pepper. Squeeze juice from a medium lemon evenly over fish. In a pinch, use bottled lemon juice, about a tablespoon or a little more.
Smoosh a part sleeve of saltines right in the wrapper with your hands- leave fairly coarse. Put layer of crumbs on the fillets and dot with butter, sprinkle with parsley.
Cover lightly with a napkin or wax paper so butter doesn't splatter all over! (I warned you!) Cook 3 minutes on high. Take out and redistribute butter a little so most of all the crumbs get some, then return to microwave for another 2-3 minutes. Don't over cook! Fish should flake easily with fork and will cook a little more as it sits.