Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
A quick and easy way to fix spicy tilapia
- 3 tilapia fillets (about 1 lb)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- Place fish in a glass pan and preheat oven to 350.
- Combine and melt the butter and lemon juice in the microwave, then pour over the fillets.
- Sprinkle the remaining ingredients (vary the amounts of each to your liking).
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Yumm!! Love the spice to this!! It really livens tilapia up!!! I did this in a non-stick, rimmed jelly roll pan and used olive oil instead of the butter because I am trying to consume less butter (wahh!) I just sprinkled everything over and probably used the juice of one lemon over 6 filets. After baking, they did need some more acid so I used a lemon slice and it was perfect!! So the 1/2 cup lemon juice is probably spot on so next time I will bake it that way!! The bake time on this is perfect and you can do lots of different spices and herbs!! Served this with mixed vegetables and Alton Brown's Baked Brown Rice for a totally healthy meal!! Love this recipe and I am going to use it as a base recipe for tilapia from now on, thanks!!!
Great recipe! My husband loved it. The cooking time was right on. I added some dried arbol chilies and fresh garlic to it to add a kick. I would definitely make this again.
This is quick and delish! I added a teaspoon of crushed garlic and half teaspoon of Thai red curry paste for an extra oomph! Will definitely try this again.