Prep 2 mins
Cook 7 mins
Incredibly fast and easy, not to mention very tasty! I make mine on a foil-lined tray in my toaster oven, one serving at a time. :) Make as many servings as you like simply by multiplying each ingredient by the number of servings.
- 4 ounces tilapia fillets (1 filet, thawed or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fat free feta cheese, crumbled
- salt and cracked pepper
- Preheat the oven (or toaster oven) to 400.
- Line a shallow pan with foil. Use enough foil so that you can double it back over the top of the dish when it is ready to cook.
- Pour olive oil in a fish-size line on the foil. Place fish on top of oil, flipping it over to coat all of the fish in the oil.
- Spritz fish with lemon juice (use more or less, to your taste).
- Rub garlic across the top of the filet so it is evenly distributed.
- Sprinkle feta over the fish evenly. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Fold the foil (loosely) over the fish. This isn't critical, but it does help keep the fish moist if you should happen to overcook it.
- Bake for 6-7 minutes. Test fish for doneness by flaking with a fork. Flakes should fall apart effortlessly; you shouldn't have to "cut" the fish at all, but rather just separate the flakes.
- Some people might prefer to leave the foil off the top if they want the garlic to brown up a bit. I haven't tried this, so I can't say how it would work. You might try removing the foil in the last 2 minutes of cooking or so if you want to give it a shot.
This recipe time was a little off. The time needs to be adjusted by adding 10 minutes. When I cooked it 6-7 minutes the tilapia was still pink, I cooked it in increments of 2 minutes. My only real complaint was that the tilapia tasted real fishy. It could have just been the fish that I bought.