Baked Tilapia in Garlic and Olive Oil

Baked Tilapia in Garlic and Olive Oil

Stephen Carroll 0

"Baked tilapia, marinated in garlic and olive oil. If you prefer to grill, get your grill hot and put the fish on aluminum foil; grill until desired doneness is reached. "


1 d 35 m servings 217 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rub the fish fillets with the crushed garlic, then place them in a shallow, non-reactive dish. Spoon the olive oil over the fish until they are coated. Place the onion on top of the fish. Cover the fish and refrigerate overnight to allow the fish to soak in the marinade.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. If baking the fish, transfer it to a 9x13 inch baking dish along with the olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sprinkle the fish with the cayenne or white pepper. If you are grilling the fish, wrap the fish and oil, garlic, onion, and pepper in aluminum foil.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees F) for 30 minutes.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 202 Ratings


Very tasty! I prepared mine a little differently of course, I can't help myself. I sliced my onions thin rather than chopping or dicing. I used a 5 pepper spice blend rather than cayenne. I ...

This is my new favorite recipe for Tilapia. I did modify the recipe to suit my taste buds. I didn't marinade this at all. I used my roasted garlic and spread two cloves on each piece of fish,...

This was great. I marinated it only about 4 hours and baked it, serving it atop wilted spinach. I used less onion and added some basil. Next time I fix it I will add a little less olive oil (t...

I loved this recipe, however, I made a few minor changes. I minced my garlic and diced my onions very finely. Then I put them in a small bowl (custard cup) and added olive oil and then microwa...

This was the first time I have ever had Tilapia. I didn't use as much onion as the recipe called forand I doubled the amount of garlic...and it turned out great.

I added a little fresh lemon juice,and some fresh tyme. I only got to marinate it for an hour. So next time i will definitley marinate longer and add salt and pepper. The kids actually liked it!...

This dish was quite bland when I made it according to the directions. I made it another night as we had lots of tilapia from a trip to Costco. I salted BOTH sides of the fish and added Italian...

Very good, basic recipe! I added fresh lemon juice and basil. Very adaptable to use with fish other than tilapia. I use this frequently!

Time didn't allow for overnight marinating, so I added a tiny dash of onion and garlic powder and this really turned out great! I'll make this again and again.