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- 14 ounces tilapia fillets
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Combine oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
- In a shallow bowl combine the melted butter and lemon juice.
- Dip fish into butter mixture,then press into the spice mixture.
- Place in a shallow casserole sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until fish flakes when pressed.
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Very good recipe, and very tasty. The tilapia itself is a softer fish, so if it's baked just long enough, the batter gives it a slight crust. I don't mind spicy foods at all, but thought it was going to be too spicy for my wife as written. However, I went ahead and made it to recipe anyway, and it turned out fine.
This is very similar to the spices I use when blackening fish, without all the fuss, mess and smoke in the kitchen! We like spicy, and this was. I made the recipe as written, and it turned out very good. I think next time though,I will drizzle a little of the melted butter/lemon over the fillets before cooking, as the thinner parts of the fish came out just a tad dry. Very good none the less. It was quick an easy. I served it with a spicy rice and beans dish and sauteed zucchini, onions and tomatoes. Next time I'll make some cornbread too!Thanks!
Love, love, love! Super easy and super fast. I used olive oil as mentioned by some others. I made two as instructed and two other fillets I crushed up some French fried onions I needed to use up (just a little bit) and mashed them in the top. Delicious both ways! Cooked my 4 big-box store vacuum sealed, bagged fillets on a cookie sheet with parchment paper exactly 15 minutes - perfectly crunchy and flaky. Hubby actually said the tilapia and couscous was better than the steak and potato we had the night before - that is a BIG deal! ;) Will make again!
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We love this. Yummy. We don't even like fish. We ate the whole thing, unbelievable. Per AmyR's suggestion, I sprinkled the spices onto the fish. Since we have children, I substituted paprika for cayenne pepper. The fish was sweet, tender and delicious. We're going to have to eat fish more often. THANK YOU.
Amazing! I used Mexican chili flakes instead of powder and I reduced the amount of cayenne pepper. Once I finished pressing the spices I discarded the rest of the melted butter/lemon marinade and let the fish stand for about 1 hour in the fridge cover with saran wrap. This recipe is fantastic my DH loved it and he is in not a tilapia fan. Thank you very much for posting.
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