Basil Baked Tilapia

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MNLisaB

Easy recipe to enjoy for a thin, mild tasting fillet, such as tilapia or flounder. This is from our local paper......

Top Review by HisPixie

Good, with modifications. Added garlic powder and a dash of cayenne...I combined the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne and sprinkled it over the fish. After the breadcrumbs, I also added some chopped fresh oregano. I LOVE basil and it's growing in my herb garden so I specifically looked for a basil tilapia recipe. This one works. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450*.
  2. Pour wine and butter into glass measuring cup and microwave on high until butter begins to melt, about 1 minute.
  3. Spread basil leaves over bottom of 9 X 13 glass baking dish, reserving a few large ones for the top of the fish.
  4. Place fillets over the remaining basil.
  5. Remove the wine mixture from the microwave and add fresh lemon juice.
  6. Stir or whisk the wine mixture and pour over the fish.
  7. Season the fish with the salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle the onion powder and bread crumbs evenly over the fish, then add paprika.
  9. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, place in lower third of preheated oven, for 12 minutes.
  10. Uncover fish and continue to cook until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 2-3 more minutes.
  11. Serve at once.

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