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Champagne Cajun Tilapia

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, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place fillets in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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  • Not_Spacy
    Jul 1, 2015

    Very easy recipe that was delicious. We made it with rockfish (striped bass) and it came out perfectly moist and yummy. The marinade smelled so good, I wanted to drink it!

  • lmmanda
    Mar 27, 2015

    I had to make my own marinade from scratch cuz my store was out of champagne dressing. I used 1/4 C white wine vinegar, 1/2 t garlic powder, 2 T Dijon mustard, 2 T honey, 2 T lemon juice, 2 dashes of hot sauce, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t pepper, and 1/4 C EVOO, then I added the all the other marinade ingredients including the lemon juice. It was a very tasty and simple dish!

  • Blezon
    Nov 14, 2014

    I have to admit - I was skeptical. The marinade ingredients seemed random, like they didn't really go together. But I had all of them on hand so thought I'd give it a try. My husband and I LOVED it. So much flavor, and yet perfect for a delicate fish. Will make again and again!

  • cvl
    Aug 3, 2013

    Very simple and delicious. Used Orange Roughy since that's what I had and is our favorite. One of the best fish recipes I've tried.