Cilantro Tilapia

Cilantro Tilapia created by mailbelle

I created this dish in my own kitchen when trying to come up with a tasteful, low-calorie dinner. It's delicious!

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Coat the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil.
  • Place the tilapia fillets in the pan.
  • Sprinkle desired amount of garlic salt, cajun seasoning, and pepper over tilapia pieces.
  • Press several sprigs of cilantro on top of each piece.
  • Bake tilapia for 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Enjoy alone or with lemon!
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  1. WVAngel
    Mollyjoy -- this was incredible. I "found" some tfrozen tilapia in the freezer and Googled "tilapia + cilantro" and found your recipe. It was such a hit! Had to tell you how much we enjoyed it. THANKS!!
  2. Shannon Cooks
    A nice way to bake tilapia for a change. The cilantro dried out a little once finished baking which didn't look too appetizing - next time I will add them midway through the baking time. Very light and healthy recipe.
  3. mailbelle
    Was looking for a recipe to use some extra cilantro I had on hand. DH and I both enjoyed it. Thanks for posting!
  4. mailbelle
    Cilantro Tilapia Created by mailbelle
  5. Annalyn
    I'm eating my FIRST EVER attempt at any kind of fish. I chose this recipe because I like fish, I had never cooked it, and this seemed nice and easy! And it was! So quick to prepare, it literally took me a minute or so of prep time. The blend of spices is wonderful. Seeing as how I don't live close enough to the ocean to get fresh tilapia, the slightly-fresh frozen filets turned out great. I wrapped mine in foil-like a boat- and coated both sides of the fish with olive oil, leaving some oil in the bottom of each foil "boat." I put on my desired amount of spices, and added a dash of lemon juice and put it in the oven for about ten minutes. It turned out fabulous. Thanks for helping to make my first attempt at cooking fish a successful one! I will definitely be using this recipe again!

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