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 recipe#177017 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.