Lemon Garlic Tilapia

1,252 Reviews 62 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Eireann
Recipe by  Eireann

“This is a delicious and healthy recipe that takes no time at all to make. You can bake it or even grill it. Tastes great either way!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Place fillets in baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes.

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MommyFromSeattle
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MommyFromSeattle

This classic sauce of sauteed butter, parsley and lemon juice is fantastic. Definitely saute the garlic or else it will taste too raw, even after it's baked. I have used this sauce for almost all types of fish- true cod, halibut, basa, tilapia, sole, trout, and salmon. All tasted superb. ALWAYS increase the garlic. For 4 filets, I use 3 large cloves, 3-4 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoon lemon juice. Just make sure you always have less lemon juice than butter or else it will taste too lemony -even when doubling/tripling it. For a large filet of salmon, I triple the amount. Lightly salt and pepper the fish for more flavor and I sometimes add 2-3 tablespoon of buttered bread crumbs or finely crushed (buttered) ritz crackers for an extra crunch. And of course, fresh parsley is better than dried and use real butter, never margarine. 3 stars for original recipe, 5 stars for slight alterations. Simple and flavorful marinade that still lets the flavor of the fish shine through. TIP- do NOT bake for 30 min, especially tilapia, which is so thin. High temperature, quick cooking time is a rule of thumb for all fish. For this, I did 400 degrees, for 10-12 min (at most!). If filets are super thin, try 8-10 min.

Eireann
2964

Eireann

This is my recipe and I just wanted to add a note here for everyone that you can substitute the butter for 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and it tastes great!

Katie723
1351

Katie723

I couldn't believe how easy and delicious this was! I changed the recipe a little based on suggestions from other reviewers...I sautéed the garlic, lemon juice and parsley in the butter before drizzling it over the tilapia, plus I added some red pepper flakes to the mixture. I covered the fillets with chili powder and I sprinkled parmesan cheese on top when there were only 10 minutes of baking time left. Absolutely delicious!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 142 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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