Jesus Christ SuPERCHstar

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Jesus Christ, Superchstar… Do you think you’re what they say you are?

Jesus Christ SuPERCHstar - a Parmesan crusted perch fillet recipe inspired by the musical Jesus Christ Superstar!

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The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway in 1971. Written by the classic partnership Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, it tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life.  It ran for two years to mixed reviews and a fair bit of controversy, which perhaps is not surprising given the subject matter.  Despite this, it opened in the West End in 1972, and a movie version was released in 1973.

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ, Superchstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

So… to complement this musical… here’s a recipe for Parmesan Crusted Perch. Well, obviously! Clearly the thyme leaves symbolize Jesus’ crown of thorns and… (I think you should stop there… Ed). OK. So here’s a fish related Muppet video that ACTUALLY you might not have seen before…

Did you enjoy that? So. Here’s a super tasty recipe if you happen to have a perch fillet handy. Thyme leaves arranged in the shape of a cross are completely optional. It probably depends on your audience…

Yield: 2

Jesus Christ SuPERCHstar

Jesus Christ SuPERCHstar
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 2 perch fillets, skin on
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp thyme leaves, dried or fresh
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme for garnish, optional


  1. Slash the skin of the perch a couple of times to stop it rolling when cooked.
  2. Place the egg and milk in a bowl, and whisk together.
  3. Combine the Parmesan, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper together on a plate.
  4. Dip each perch fillet into the egg (skin side up), then into the Parmesan mixture.
  5. Place the perch (skin side down) in an oiled and preheated skillet and cook until done until your liking.
  6. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.


p.s. Our first pun idea for this musical was Cheesus Crust Super sTartiflette… and who knows, it might still happen!

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