Tilapia

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • Ingredients

  • 14ouncestilapia fillets
  • 1teaspoondried oregano
  • 2teaspoonschili powder
  • 1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 3tablespoonslemon juice
  • Directions

  • Combine oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • In a shallow bowl combine the melted butter and lemon juice.
  • Dip fish into butter mixture,then press into the spice mixture.
  • Place in a shallow casserole sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until fish flakes when pressed.
  • Reviews

  • “Very good recipe, and very tasty.The tilapia itself is a softer fish, so if it’s baked just long enough, the batter gives it a slight crust.I don’t mind spicy foods at all, but thought it was going to be too spicy for my wife as written.However, I went ahead and made it to recipe anyway, and it turned out fine.”

  • “Great recipe, my family loved it! I melted the butter in a pan, added the lemon then sprinkled with the spices, and baked it in the butter .. prep time was less than 5 minutes ..”

  • “This is very similar to the spices I use when blackening fish, without all the fuss, mess and smoke in the kitchen! We like spicy, and this was. I made the recipe as written, and it turned out very good. I think next time though,I will drizzle a little of the melted butter/lemon over the fillets before cooking, as the thinner parts of the fish came out just a tad dry. Very good none the less. It was quick an easy. I served it with a spicy rice and beans dish and sauteed zucchini, onions and tomatoes. Next time I’ll make some cornbread too!Thanks!”

  • “Huge hit at our house! Hubby, 14 yr old, 3 yr old, and neighbors LOVED this fish! I tripled the recipe and cut back on the cayenne and chili powder since we had young ones eating it and I am not into too much heat. It had a kick and was fantastic. I should mention I have been a vegetarian since I was four and am just trying to eat fish now…I ate a whole fillet! Great flavor.
    Made with the saffron couscous with herbs, and broccoli like a previous poster suggested and the outcome was wonderful!!”

  • “I doctored this recipe a little bit, but ended up with excellent results. I used blue snapper fillets, then I went ahead and combined all of the remaining ingredients, but I reduced the chili powder in half. Then I poured everything over the fish and “marinated” it in the fridge for about an hour. Then I just baked it with the butter sauce according to the recipe. I will be making this again for sure. Thank you.”

  • “Great recipe!I made a few small changes — added adobo, parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs to mixture.Brushed butter on fish intead and added olive oil to spice mixture with lemon juice until it was a bit pastey but not too thick. I then brushed the mixture on the fish, baked per recipe, AND then broiled for 2 minutes. It was DELICIOUS! The best fish I have ever had, in fact.- Chickalicious”

  • “Super Easy!Gives fish, like tilapia, with not a lot of flavor a spicy burst! My husband loved it! Thanks.”

  • “Great recipe! Very flavorful. I served this with white sticky rice and asparagus.. It was a delicious meal! Can’t wait to make it again!”

  • “Turned out great.I did not alter anything.Thanks Julie !”

  • “I did not have lemon juice maybe a 1 teaspoon vinegar OR 1 teaspoon white wine OR 1 teaspoon lime juice or 1 tablespoon other citrus juice, Pineapple will work too. I went ahead and made it to recipe anyway, and it turned out fine. I did it With Pineapple juice. Prep time was less than 5 minutes . THANK YOU for the a fine recipe !!!”

  • “Cooked just as direction stated and it was awesome.My daughter doesn’t like fish and she even loved it & wanted seconds.”

  • “Wow, this is flavorful.I made this for my family and it was devoured.We like fish (of all kinds) but sometimes it can be a bit bland.Not this recipe.We loved it and I will make again, its quick, simple and I always have the ingredients on hand.Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.”

  • “Very good and easy.”

  • “Loved it! Made this with Parmessan and garlic as someone else recommended.Also left out the cayenne! SOOOOOOOOOOO YUMMY!!! Thank you for sharing.”

  • “I am slowly introducing fish into our regular routine and am glad I found this recipe!It was easy and the fish turned out quite good!Thanks for posting!”

  • “It was pretty good.I only made it with one ~4 oz fillet.So I halved the butter/lemon and spices.I didn’t use the salt, just salted to taste when I served it.Overall, it was good, but I felt like something was missing–probably the salt, so my own fault :-)”

  • “We didn’t like the combination of spices.They seemed to clash.The temperature and baking time was right.But I suggest sprinkling the spices on the fish instead of pressing the fish into the spice mixture.”

  • “Made this for Zaar Cookbook Tag and I’m glad I did!I followed the directions except for adding some parmesan cheese to the bread crumb mixture and adding some garlic powder to the herb mixture (we love garlic) and using all the lemon/butter mixture to the pan when cooking the fish like a previous reviewer did. Served with Saffron Couscous with Herbs #428285 and broccoli. Definately a keeper!”

  • “Awesome!Even my 3 year olds were eating it.The lemon butter complements the chili very well.”

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