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Champagne Cajun Tilapia Recipe

Champagne Cajun Tilapia Recipe

We think the champagne dressing in this recipe is yummy on almost anything, but it’s excellent with this lovely fish. The tilapia is perfect in tacos, too! —Bernadette Bennett, Waco, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 6 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients in a small bowl. Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add tilapia; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Place fillets in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.