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Lemon and Herb Tilapia

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Tilapia Fillets

Tilapia Fillets

Photo: Diana Rattray
Tilapia fillets are baked with a topping mixture made with lemon, butter, parsley, chopped green onions, and seasonings.


  • 1 small lemon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, with tops
  • 4 tilapia fillets, about 6 ounces each, about 1 1/2 pounds total


Preheat oven to 400°. Zest lemon and squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice. In a small bowl, combine the peel and juice with the softened butter, parsley, salt, pepper, and green onions.

Butter a 12x8-inch baking dish. Place fillets in baking dish, folding thinner ends under as necessary. Top fillets with the butter mixture. Bake fillets for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Serves 4.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
I love it!, Member alma112

Tilapia is one of the easiest to prepare, and it is also my favorite kind of fish. It's meaty and juicy, and the lemon and herbs complement each other beautifully. I tried making this with other spices too. Other fish recipes that I learned are from gourmandia.com. Nice!

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