Lemon Garlic Tilapia

"This is from Allrecipes by Eireann. This turned out to be a quick, easy and light meal without all the hassle of breading, etc."
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F; spray a baking dish with non-stick spray or wipe with traditional shortening.
  • Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place fillets in baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes.

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  1. I made this for dinner last night and it was absolutely delicious!!! Will definitely make again, thank you!
  2. We just tried this tonight and loved it! I did it a little different...I kept the lemon the same but changed the butter to 3 tablespoons and added a little more garlic.
  3. thanks for a great recipe! I followed the last review and added 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp butter and 2 cloves of garlic. This came out really wonderful a nice flavorful, easy light dish. Thanks!
  4. Great flavor and easy to make! Next time I make it I think I'll use 2 tblsp butter and go easy on the lemon juice. A little kosher salt sprinkled on top is good too. This dish is great!


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