Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Nutrition Facts1 fillet: 224 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.
Jul 15, 2018
This was pretty simple, pretty straight-forwards. I liked the spices, but wanted more on top of my fish, so next time I'll increase that. I put as many capers as I wanted on top, so that part was delicious. I felt like there was a tad too much butter, but that's probably personal preference. Overall, a solid tilapia recipe that I'll probably try again with some tweaks.
Jul 11, 2018
This was wonderful! I have always cooked my tilapia in a skillet and decided I wanted to try baking it. I searched for a good recipe and this was the first one that actually appealed to me. I am so glad we tried it! We will be using this recipe a lot!!!
Apr 23, 2018
Been making this recipe since 2013 when I first started college and was a broke college student. Never used capers cuz I never knew what they were and never had them but even without those, this recipe is really good! It’s very light and airy. Pair it with some rice and broccoli and you got yourself a quick affordable meal. Also, to the person saying this recipe is bland. I recommend using the lemon butter mixture before you cook them and when they come out put more of the mixture on it. This helps with the flavor. Btw if you’re not a huge fan of lemons like me, I would probably use alittle less lemon juice than it asks for cuz the lemon can get pretty bold compared to the other flavors. This makes a great meal prep also!!
Apr 12, 2018
Thank you Hope for sharing this awesome recipe. Quick, delicious, and easy clean up (BONUS!). I couldn't find my dried oregano, so I substituted Italian dried seasonings instead. It was awesome.
Mar 31, 2018
Just made this last night without the capers ( whatever that is LOL) for the first time. LOVED IT!!! Sooo good I'm making it AGAIN tonight LOL !!!!
Feb 26, 2018
I have made this many times. I have added extra seasoning because the amounts listed weren’t enough for me. Also, I have subbed the lemon juice for dry white wine a couple of times because I had no lemons. Very good either way.
Feb 7, 2018
Very bland recipe. Throw some sriracha, honey, more pepper, onion, something! Save this recipe somehow someway.
Jul 23, 2017
This is the best tilapia ever and quick and simple to make.
Jun 22, 2017
This is a fantastic recipe!!!!! Everything about it works wonderfully and the taste is FANTASTIC. I do not enjoy fish much at all and I especially usually don't enjoy the taste of tilapia. I've tried several recipes and they're 'OK,' but this one made the fish taste terrific. I grabbed this recipe about an hour before I was to cook and was out of capers, so I searched for a substitution. My google search result recommened subbing with something tangy that has a bit of a bite to it, there were several options. I chose to substitute capers with a spicy baby dill pickle, all it took was one and it worked great! If you use a spicy baby dill, also, be sure to mince it up, really fine, because it spreads the flavor out evenly over the fish, when it's cut up tiny. The only other substitution I made was using 1 tsp fresh minced garlic (= 2 cloves), because I think it tastes better than garlic powder, just my taste preference. Everyone loved this recipe and I definitely will be using it whenever we eat tilapia, in the future! Well done, TOH!
Nov 15, 2016
Wow, Hope! These are the kind of recipes I'm always looking for! It's easy, but doesn't skimp on flavor. When my spouse was released from the hospital and needs to be on a "bland diet", this was great! But there is nothing bland about it! It's just plain delicious!