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Baked Tilapia Recipe

Baked Tilapia Recipe

I've decided to cook healthier for my family, and that includes having more fish at home. This is a great recipe, and it's fast, too! —Hope Stewart, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

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Roni User ID: 9226295 269847
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"This is the best tilapia ever and quick and simple to make."

Cat User ID: 9203040 268269
Reviewed 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!"

SnoopyNY User ID: 7728656 256831
Reviewed 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!"

Bonairbanter User ID: 6290958 252468
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"If you are trying to eat healthier, don't use tilapia! Try another mild white fish. I used salt water trout filets. Was very good."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 249235
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Really enjoyed this. I added some sliced olives because I had some open. Very tasty!"

Maryser. But User ID: 6780487 247421
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"We had it for dinner and was very very good and quick to make give it a 5 star mary"

Galiahutchinson User ID: 8140477 245903
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Made this as written. My husband and I both thought it was ?? great, loved the capers. I will be making this again soon. I might add some chopped olives. Thanks for sharing."

Chloe Renee User ID: 3439759 245881
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"I used dill pickle chopped fine (same measurement) in place of the capers. Such a great recipe!"

FrederickGrenier User ID: 8655668 245829
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I'v been fishing for a long time around 50 yrs. so just a tip on how to make your fish tast better turn the fillets over flat side up and you will see a dark line running from end to end this is the blood line! it makes the fish taste strong so remove it by slicing it away then turn it back over and make sure its gone there might be a little left on the bottom edge i'v shown friends this and every one has thanked me as they liked the taste of there fish better"

heritage5151 User ID: 6084705 245827
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"what can i use instead of capers????"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 245335
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Followed as is. Only put capers on half to follow kids choice and sprinkled a few green onions on top. Crazy good."

andreahoward615 User ID: 8792242 244874
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"My family loved it. Such a quick and simple meal!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 243216
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"I tested out this recipe for the first time. I'd omitted the capers and scaled back on the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and kept the salt and paprika as is. I used Italian seasoning, crushed-about 1/2 tsp. I used a smaller pan (an 8-inch square baking pan, coated with non-stick cooking spray. I used 1 Tbsp. to 2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish in place of the capers. The butter, I'd used 2 Tbsp.-the lemon juice, I'd used 1 to 2 Tbsp. and garlic powder I'd used 3/4 tsp. I baked fish for 15 minutes. This is a very tasty dish! It's moist, too! The sauce adds a nice flavor! delowenstein"

OakHillCafe User ID: 8351070 240519
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"I also added a few dashes of "Old Bay". This was very good. I will be making it again."

HappyBaker2.0 User ID: 8430438 228679
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I have made this several times, I add a few dashes of "Old Bay Seafood Seasoning" to each filet prior to the capers, as well as all the seasonings according to the recipe. It really turns out flavorful and great! My husband and I love this recipe. It's a keeper!!"

lynwoodlary User ID: 8394392 227132
Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"This was a fantastic, easy recipe. I usually bread and fry my tilapia. This was actually easier, healthier and tastier than what I am used to. I could actually taste the tilapia, rather than just smothering the tilapia with tarter sauce and not actually tasting the fish. A great recipe.

Thank you."

KellyG. User ID: 8286330 222435
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"I lost this when I gave my sister my cookbook! So glad to have it back. So easy So good. Even my picky BF loves it. Thank You. I double the sauce and top pasta with it! mmmm"

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 220986
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"The flavor combination wasn't our favorite."

Mskelly85 User ID: 8253170 220138
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015 Edited Feb. 10, 2015

"This has become a weekly staple in our house for Meatless Monday. Full of flavor and I pair with some saut?ed zucchini and wild rice. Crowd pleaser!"

Lmarche User ID: 8244690 219631
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"I wasn't a fan of baked fish.... Until tonight! I added lemon pepper but followed the other instructions and it came out very good!!!"

suekg User ID: 3417903 219304
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"I replaced the seasonings with Old Bay seasoning. Followed everything else exactly.Perfect"

FeedTheDragon User ID: 8218305 218171
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Delicious! Used lime instead of lemon and Hungarian sweet paprika for a little added bonus. My wife was dipping fresh tomato and lettuce in the leftover sauce. Bling. Bling. thanks!"

Lowcalmama User ID: 7448511 217913
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"My husband made this easy recipe and loved it!!,"

SaraMarx User ID: 135276 76108
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"I left off the capers and the oregano since this was a "first" for two young boys. They ate it with no complaints and it was an easy and tasty dish for adults, too. Use a glass baking dish since the lemon juice can scar a metal dish."

ahaley33 User ID: 8049381 99743
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"I don't eat baked fish but since I'm trying eat healthier I decided to try this was absolutely delicious. The taste lemon-garlic butter was perfect, I paired it with mixed veggies and sauteed red potatoes!"

carla973 User ID: 8011613 169966
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"It was fast and very good! My husband gave it 4 1/2 stars...he doesn't give anything 5 stars so those 4 1/2 are as good as 5 for the rest of us. I baked sweet potatoes and broccoli with lime juice, instead of salt, for side dishes. I'll be adding this to my regular quick dinner nights."

cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 98126
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Excellent, easy and quick! I didn't use capers, and I only had about 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice, so I substituted 1½ tablespoons of juice from a jar of dill pickles. It was a weird thought, sure, but it worked great! Will definitely make this again."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 99742
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"Delicious! Loved the lemon flavor and the simplicity of the recipe."

Rnreece User ID: 7924474 97622
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Amazing! Found this a while back and I have made it SO many times now. I am a HUGE fish lover and this is my favorite recipe so far. quick and easy too!"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 172283
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"This is basically a fish picatta. I adore picatta, so I loved this!"

EviePants User ID: 7749037 168933
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"I've made this twice and have yet to try it (I'm a vegetarian), but my husband loves it! Said it's the tastiest fish he's ever had!"

LisaRos User ID: 3259237 133021
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"love the flavors of this! quick easy meal."

Willowbie User ID: 2024331 168929
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Very flavorful dish for such a simple recipe. I made as directed. I used a smaller baking dish so that this fish touched each other without overlapping. I wanted the sauce to completely cover the fish . So easy! Definitely will make again. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

Lynn0365 User ID: 7663198 169964
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Loved it. easy and quick. I omitted the capers since we don't like them and didn't need it. Will definitely try again with different fish."

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 168924
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"I grabbed this recipe quick, found I had all the ingredients and made it. So glad I did! Hubby gave rave reviews and we'll definetly have it again."

JKvigne User ID: 6814027 169962
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"It was easy, quick, and tasty. I left out a tablespoon of butter and it was still delicious... I will be definitely making it again!"

Evy143 User ID: 7448980 209218
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"This recipe was super easy to make. Drove my husband crazy with the smell and ended up having dinner earlier than usual. I would make this in a heartbeat again. Thank you for posting it!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 169960
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"Yummy and easy, I think it needs more salt for next time. Stayed nice and moist."

JenniferAdams1982 User ID: 7036999 172281
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Very easy, quick, and delicious. I will make this again."

kathyras User ID: 6209435 169958
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Very easy to make, plus very tasty!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 98123
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"So easy and really good. I left off the capers b/c we don't like them. Really good and easy week night meal."

Dazzlen User ID: 7286831 76106
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"Made this for my son & husband on the BBQ grill & they loved it! I placed the fish in foil tents, poured the butter sauce over the fish, added cherry tomatoes and cooked on the grill for about 12 min or so. Served with Quinoa/brown rice mix & grilled zuchinni with a homemade Thai mango dipping sauce. Very healthy & delicious dinner that the family LOVED!"

fanaticook User ID: 1234702 132990
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"Had 4 Tilapia fillets and wanted to make a healthy but delicious meal. Tried this one, using only 1/2 the butter and upping the lemon juice and capers and voila! AWESOME! Will definitely make this one again. A+++"

strawberrieshortcake911 User ID: 7238819 97621
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"I love Tilapia and capers"

LOM59 User ID: 7231268 156342
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"I have made this dish three times in the past two weeks! I have added spices and wine to suit my tastes. It's a simple recipe that can be enhanced many ways."

dmw0617 User ID: 6196358 108225
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013


lcem54 User ID: 5981771 169494
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"This was absolutely delicious! The only change I made was minced garlic instead of powder. Awesome taste!"

dvdjms User ID: 7177112 172280
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Very good.the capers (the 1st time ive heard of them) really added a nice tartflavor to the fish."

KMLWPA User ID: 7176940 155008
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"This was really good, even with using bottled lemon juice (I ran out of lemons). Definitely will make this again.

Added bonus- since I usually only make 3 fillets at a time, this works perfectly in an 11" x 7" pan and baked in my toaster oven."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 132987
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I was out of parmesan for my regular tilapia recipe.. so i tried this one. I had no capers, but used all the rest of the ingredients. Another good recipe from Taste of Home!"

kcar8498 User ID: 5191730 132985
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"My favorite tilapia recipe!"

BabyOfMine User ID: 7167395 168922
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Very delicious! I didn't have the paprika but it turned out just fine without it. It was a little colorless which I assume was because I omitted the paprika. It did need more salt but it was still tasty as is. I will definitely make this again!"

lindachicken__Oklahoma User ID: 227696 168921
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"I only have one picky fish eater in the family and even she loved this, fast, lovely taste and perfect for a light easy meal! Love it :)"

aljohs User ID: 7136368 169493
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Used it to bake Swai. It was awesome. Melts in your mouth. Absolutely no fishy taste will use on differenttypes of fin fish"

rsfawcett User ID: 7085015 80822
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"Love it! Also good with Cod. Will try it this summer with Lake perch and Walleye."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 172279
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Wonderful, melt in your mouth, buttery flavor with just a hint of lemon. Seasoning is PERFECT! Fast to make. Thawed individually vacuumed wrapped Tilapia in cold water for just a short time to thaw and had this on the table in no time at all."

dee1965 User ID: 2822152 132983
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"This was a big hit for my family. Even my daughter who is a very picky eater loved it"

vale1973 User ID: 6990059 108221
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Easiest yet best tasting recipe using Tilapia that I have ever made. Only thing I changed was to season the filet with the garlic powder and salt instead of mixing it with the butter and lemon. It was perfect! I will say that buying fresh Tilapia versus previously frozen fish will make a huge difference in taste."

leahtumlinson User ID: 6755884 108205
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"ok for healthy food"

herling User ID: 2884648 132980
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"Made this last night. My husband isn't a big fish eater, but he loved it. Will make again."

lmh126 User ID: 2148575 172275
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"This was tasty! So easy to cook with a short amount of time involved. It definitely will be a staple at our house."

Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 99741
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"Great flavor. I fell in love with capers because of this recipe."

kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 209217
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"I eliminated the capers as I don't like them and I forgot to add the butter after melting it in the microwave, but it still turned out great! It was very light. The bonus was how easy this is to pull together for a meal."

tiger976 User ID: 5773271 169489
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012 Edited Nov. 20, 2014

"Very good, even though I didn't re-read how to make this. I just tossed EVERYTHING in with the butter, Dah! Cooked for 12 minutes, perfect."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 153846
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"This is one of our favorite seafood recipes. We really like it with the recipe for roasted potatoes and artichokes."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 108204
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"This is a quick and simple way to prepare fish. I enjoyed the fresh lemon juice and the salty capers."

manga User ID: 4211076 155007
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"This was very good and had a great taste. I think I would make it with olive oil instead of butter so it would be a healthier recipe."

Tracy211 User ID: 6337690 153843
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I made this recipe tonight for dinner. I wanted to try it because it has capers in it and I had never cooked with them before. The fish was good but I thought it was lacking a little something...I am not sure what. If I tried it again I would probably try to add another an additional spice to it. But hey I am just a beginner. lol"

csnoeren User ID: 5038169 168920
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I am not a big fish eater, but I love this recipe. Plus, it is so easy to make. My go-to meal when hosting a vegetarian for dinner."

Bethshiels User ID: 4930056 155006
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"This is my favorite tilapia recipe I've made yet. I wasn't sure about the capers at first and think I'd use a little less in the future, but otherwise the flavor was really good."

Ms.Stellagirl User ID: 6194338 80821
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"It is very tasty and lite.

I will difinately be making it again."

Toni51 User ID: 3872187 172274
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"We liked this a lot, and will definitely make it again! I am always looking for new ways to use tilapia since it is so affordable and adaptable. Was thinking of maybe browning the fish quickly on both sides next time, just to give it a more pleasing eye appeal. Thanks to Hope Stewar for submitting the recipe."

tiger976 User ID: 5773271 156335
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011 Edited Nov. 20, 2014

"This was okay, nothing special. BUT~ I don't think I used enough lemon, also think it might be better with a thicker fish. Thanks for sharing."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 169955
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is a delicious way to make a quick fish dinner. We eat this once a week. Sometimes I add dijon mustard for some zip!"

auntiggy User ID: 2101141 172273
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"Fish is not my favorite thing but since we need to have it a couple times a week - this is one recipe I can use to make it okay enough to eat it! For people that aren't fish eaters, use milder flavored fish such as cod, tilapia, mahi-mahi."

HCookG User ID: 5939873 169953
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"Very easy, quick and great flavor every one enjoyed and and had seconds !!"

cac92643 User ID: 2185114 169950
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"My husband is a very fussy eater. When I tried this recipe on him, he said this is delicious - make this again. I loved it because it was so easy."

jxrums29 User ID: 4201462 169488
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Yummy - very easy and oh so good!!!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 169949
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"Delicious! Mine was very pale after the 15 minutes in the oven, so I broiled it very briefly. Yummy! I'll make this again and again!"

1bocagirl User ID: 5871134 167721
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"I'm not a huge fan of tilapia, but this dish is excellent! The capers compliment the lemony sauce. My family loved it and I will be making it again!"

BellaMia Cali User ID: 5904433 167719
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"I am not a cook. I rarely cook anything. Also, I generally do not like fish. I started a low calorie diet and decided to try fish again. This recipe was so easy to make and the fish turned out great. My fiancée and I both really enjoyed it!!"

sipper User ID: 3152320 209216
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Since tilipia is an economical and mild fish I'm always looking to new ways to prepare it. This is very quick and delicious. The sauce also works well for chicken. This is a winner!"

Britfile User ID: 5442906 172272
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"My husband didn't care for tilapia untill I tried this recipe, now he raves about it. I did use a little more lemon juice just because I was not too exact measuring. It was tasty, the capers really brought it to life!"

Circeae User ID: 3197910 167717
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I make this over and over... we love it."

SteelerPrideUSA User ID: 5880329 155003
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"this is very good i have made it twice very good and very easy to make cant get enough of it thank you."

skymom747 User ID: 1717371 99740
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"We love this recipe - so easy and so flavorful!!"

ian0512 User ID: 4659532 155001
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"For a fish recipe, this was okay. I have tasted better, but I wouldn't discourage someone from making it. It is good, just not great. Next time I will follow the advice of "tho1324" on the comments, and try marinating it in lemon juice first. Since I will be doing that, I will probably use an additional Tbsp of lemon juice."

ninabugt User ID: 4747782 108203
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"Wow! This was an amazingly easy and DELICIOUS way to fix fish. The sauce tastes exactly like the chicken Piccata sauce from my favorite Italian restaurant. I will definitely be making this one over and over!"

nelloyello11 User ID: 4928976 169487
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"This was my first attempt at making fish. I don't eat fish often but am trying to start eating more of it. I chose this recipe because of ease of preparation and its use of capers (I love them!). It really was a very easy preparation. The result was great! The combination of lemon with the spices was very fresh-tasting and the paprika gave it just enough of a smoky flavor. I will definitely be making this again!"

anray86 User ID: 3539524 97620
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"This recipe was pretty good. Instead of capers i used pepper."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 209215
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"This is now in my Favorites cookbook. So quick and so delicious. I plan on trying different types of fish with this recipe."

JbellV User ID: 4805953 156325
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"I didn't have capers, so I just left them out. My husand and I loved this. The fish was tender, and the flavor was just enough without being overpowering. Great with aparagus."

prayerharvest User ID: 5466218 132978
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I made this recipe in my electric skillet, rather than using my oven. The fish cooked in a flash and we were sitting down to eat in less than 1/2 hour from start-to-finish. Went great with green beans amandine, too!"

Tayabug User ID: 5299859 132977
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"This was delicious! I didn't have tilapia, so I made the recipe with sole, and I doubled the recipe for my larger family. I also used dill instead of oregano. The sole had a lot of water in it, creating so much liquid that the fish was more poached than baked. When it was done, I thickened all the extra liquid with a little cornstarch and drizzled it over the fish . Oh my was so good! The combination of butter, lemon, dill and capers was fantastic! We will definitely be having this for dinner again soon!"

angcy User ID: 1160970 169485
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"This is an easy and yummy recipe!"

BOBSBARBECUE User ID: 1160594 108202
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I fix this recipe about once a week. I use a little less lemon juice, omit the oregano and use dill weed instead. My family loves it."

debra_lynn User ID: 4614856 153840
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"easy, delicious and healthy! I used salmon and 1 T. pineapple juice for some of the lemon juice. Yum!"

Pnina User ID: 213599 76104
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"Excellent recipe. My husband loved it. I'll definitely make it again."

tho1324 User ID: 4549146 153839
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"The recipe was good, but did not have the flavor I was expecting...I would push lemon juice on the fish first or would use a balsamic vinegar to marinate fish along with cilantro first then continue the recipe."

MaMaKin User ID: 4095056 153837
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"This recipe was terrific. I will make again and again and again."

BOBSBARBECUE User ID: 1160594 153836
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009 Edited Mar. 2, 2010

"Has anyone figured out the nutrition facts for this recipe?"

pambern User ID: 3009639 169947
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"I made this last night with mahi mahi, and it was great! I'll try it again with tilapia, which I'm sure will be great, also. I imagine this preparation would be good for any kind of fish fillets."

iclue User ID: 2254986 154999
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"re: Tilapia

it is a sweet mild white fish that melts in your mouth you can also cook it in the microwave

waynejv User ID: 1543342 167716
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Tilapia is a w2hite flesh fish,sweet,light texture,bakes or fries quickly,good hot or cold,cheap and tasty. You can add just about any topping you think of, Breaded,dipped,sprinkled ,just go with your feelings...enjoy!"

ladiana1950 User ID: 1534095 169483
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"I have seen Tilapia in the grocery store for a long time now, but never tried it..What is the flavor and texture of this fish..anyone??"

[email protected] User ID: 3571990 172270
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Slight correction on definition of capers... Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. After the buds are harvested, they are dried in the sun, then pickled in vinegar, brine, wine or salt. The curing brings out their tangy lemony flavor, much the same as green olives.

The size of the buds range from tiny (about the size of a baby petite green pea) up to the size of a small olive. The smallest variety from the South of France, called nonpareil, is the most prized and comes with an equally notable price-tag. Larger capers are stronger in flavor and less aromatic."

sailor951 User ID: 3379446 209214
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Capers are a smale olive that have a lot of punget flaver so you can you menced green olves in place but the flaver will be more fishie tast this makes more salt to it i like more pepper spices to it in sted like chilly power or dryed itallion seasons"

Yiddoyam User ID: 108487 156317
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Has anyone tried this with another type of fish...such as cod?"

txjohnson User ID: 3386666 97618
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"What are capers? Can something else be substituted so I can make this tonight?"

apemc User ID: 2435736 169479
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2007

"My kids 6 and 2 ask me to make this for dinner!! We LOVE it!!"

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