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Baked Tilapia

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

I've decided to cook healthier for my family, and that includes having more fish at home. After looking at easy tilapia recipes, I decided to try baked tilapia. I love that it's fast, too! —Hope Stewart, Raleigh, North Carolina

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  1. Place tilapia in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt; pour over the fillets. Sprinkle with capers, oregano and paprika.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 10-15 minutes.

Baked Tilapia Tips

Do you have to flip tilapia when baking?

No, you don’t need to flip the tilapia when baking. It will cook through just fine.

How do you know when tilapia is done baking?

You know that tilapia is done baking when the flesh turns white and begins to easily flake with a fork. If you are still uncertain, insert a thermometer into the thickest part, and if the temperature is at or above 145°, the fish is ready.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 224 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.