Baked Garlic-Butter Tilapia

Happy Resurrection Day, my friends! Today is the day when Jesus beat death, and oh what a wonderful day! The grave couldn't hold Him - that's my King! I hope you are spending this day with your loved ones, as this is truly a day of victory and celebration for all of us!

Anyway, today's recipe is not what we had for lunch today. This was several dinners ago, but I forgot to post it until I found the picture today. Let me just tell you that I love that we're cooking fish again! It's relatively inexpensive, packed with omega-oils for a healthier brain, and so tasty! This dish is very quick and easy to make, too. I made this in under 30 minutes! One of those "go-to" recipes when you are in a hurry and need something fast!

What you need:

3 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons butter
4 to 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
dash of paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
lemon for garnish (optional)

What to do:

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and grease with cooking spray.

In a pan, combine butter, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and paprika. Cook over medium heat. When butter starts to simmer, remove from heat. 

Place tilapia fillets on greased baking pan and top with the butter mixture. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top before serving.

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. Don't feel restricted to tilapia. Try other white fish with mild flavors like haddock or halibut.
2. If you don't have cooking spray, use the butter mixture by brushing it on the pan before placing the fish.
3. For added flavor, use a pinch of dillweed.


Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Sounds yummy! Will look for tilapia fillet sa supermarket!

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