Spicy Tilapia

"A quick and easy way to fix spicy tilapia"
photo by ChefLee photo by ChefLee
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  • 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.

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  1. ChefLee
    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!!!
  2. spicyfoodaddict
    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.
  3. abundance57
    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.
  4. Kay T.
    This recipe did not turn out well for me and thank goodness I made it for myself. If I would have made this for other people I would have been very upset. I really liked the seasoning but I felt the recipe called for too much lemon juice . I was really hesitant on using a 1/2 cup but I wanted to follow the recipe. I should have went with my gut instinct because the lemon juice was over bearing and made the Fish too tangy.. next time I'm not going to cook with the lemon juice but add a small amount after it's done if needed.
  5. TexasCouple
    An absolutely awful recipe. The idea that you can cover tilapia in a butter-lemon juice sauce with dried seasonings and bake it and not have clumping is ridiculous. And, when you try to incorporate the dried seasonings, the fish falls apart.<br/><br/>Be prepared for a fish soup!!!!


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