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Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

If you need a healthy, keep-it-simple solution to dinner tonight, you just found it. This restaurant-quality tilapia fillet recipe relies on spices you're likely to have on hand to deliver big flavor. This is how to make tilapia. —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place tilapia in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; drizzle with butter. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over fillets.
  • Bake, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover; bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 5-8 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Tilapia, catfish, haddock and other lean types of fish may be frozen for up to 6 months. Oily fish, such as mackerel and grouper, shouldn’t be frozen for more than 3 months.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 fillet: 193 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.


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    • MarineMom_texas
      Oct 10, 2020

      We had this recipe tonight and thought it was excellent. The seasonings are absolutely delicious. Quick, easy, and tasty. What more could you want. Volunteer Field Editor

    • gail ann
      Jul 6, 2020

      We really liked this dish. I left out the salt because my husband is on a restricted diet and it was still very good. Will make this again.

    • Mary L.
      Jul 1, 2020

      Family loved it as written and asked me to make it again. Thanks.

    • justmbeth
      Apr 16, 2020

      Seasoning made the flavor spectacular. I would omit the salt next time since I thought it was a tad on the salty side.

    • gunslinger
      Apr 9, 2020

      These were easy and delicious! This seasoning mix is great on boneless chicken breast too!

    • debfar
      Mar 31, 2020

      This is a very easy recipe and using these spices give a lot of flavor to the fish. Excellent taste!

    • Cma
      Mar 8, 2020

      Husband prefers pan-seared, I prefer baked. Great either way!

    • dewflop
      Jan 28, 2020

      This is the first time I have ever cooked fish. Of ANY kind( other than fish sticks). This recipe was easy to follow, I had everything here but Thyme, but followed the recipe other than that. The recipe is easy to follow, tastes delish, and quick to throw together. For a 52 year old first time fish cooker, this recipe is a repeat in my book! I can't believe it took so long for me to try it! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • Ashley
      Jan 22, 2020

      I absolutely loveeee this recipe I make it all the time !

    • lisaldb
      Dec 23, 2019

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