Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A favorite style of cooking fresh white fish of Isabel Allende. Can be used with any white fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread olive oil on the bottom of a shallow casserole dish.
  3. Spread sliced onion in the bottom of the casserole dish.
  4. Salt and pepper the tilapia fillets evenly.
  5. Arrange fish on top of onions in dish.
  6. Evenly distribute the lemon juice amongst the tilapia.
  7. Bake in hot oven about 15 minutes or when fish easily flakes with a fork.


Most Helpful

Three stars for the recipe overall, but a bonus star for the bed of Vidalia onion slices. Not only does the onion impart a nice flavor to the fish, but it also serves as a sort of baking rack, keeping the fish out of the olive oil at the bottom of the dish.

Cluich August 16, 2010

Lovely, simple, quick and flavourful tilapia! the star of the recipe is the sweet onions!! delicious!!! served with potato salad, green salad and steamed yellow wax beans and baby carrots, delicious meal, thanks for posting I will be making this again. love those onions!!! they really enhance the tilapia!!

Derf July 21, 2009

This was a good dish but I wouldn't make it again. My husband really liked it but I found it a little plain for my tastes.

eillena January 31, 2007

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