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Delicious Lemony Tilapia Recipe

I love seafood, especially shrimp dishes, salmon, scallops, and calamari. I tend to always favor the same flavor-paced fish over and over, and shied away from tilapia.

I recently learned that a single serving of tilapia (a 4 oz fillet) has almost 30g of protein, which is over half of your daily recommended allowance (awesome news for dieters who want to pack in as much fat-burning, muscle building protein as possible), and that grilling or baking tilapia with some choice seasonings can in fact enhance its mild flavor and make it absolutely delicious. What’s more, it’s very low in fat and carb-free- it’s the fish for fitness and health minded folks!

Here is a favorite, absolutely delicious recipe with that often overlooked, but readily available, affordable, and wonderful fish, tilapia:

delicious lemony tilapia

Delicious Lemony Tilapia Recipe

2 tilapia fillets
3 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tbns salted butter, melted
1 clove garlic, chopped
black pepper to taste
parchment sleeves

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix melted butter with garlic and pepper.
3. Place tilapia in baking dish, each inside its own parchment sleeve. Pour fresh lemon juice on top, then pour butter mixture over fillets. Seal parchments.
4. Bake tilapia fillets in oven for about 30 minutes, until fish turn white.
5. Serve with favorite sides…enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this delicious tilapia recipe, which really absorbs the buttery, lemony flavor well. If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

  • Looks so good and so good for you! I live fish!

  • That looks good. I have never used parchment sleeves. I don’t think I have seen them in a store – I will try to find some.

  • Jennifer The Quirky Momma

    I’ve been afraid of tilapia for years, but you’ve made me want to try it. I didn’t know the protein count was that high, I never get in as much protein as I should. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  • Tilapia is such a mild fish, it is great for a lot of things.

  • I’ve trying more and more seafood. This looks really good!

  • Tammy

    That is a delicious and light(!) way to get in not just that protein like you mentioned, but some needed Omega-3s too! Tilapia is a winner around here because my husband doesn’t really like fish, but it’s so mild he’ll eat that kind.

  • Wow this looks amazing!

  • This looks delish, and I love how simple it is.

  • I think everything takes better with a fresh squeeze of lemon. I’m surprised there are 30grams of protein in 4 ounces, that’s impressive!

  • My husband would love this meal. Beautiful picture too.

  • This looks so perfectly prepared. I love tilapia!

  • I really need to eat more fish and this looks amazing! I’m going to try this on the Treager.

  • What a perfect meal for summer!

  • I don’t like fish at all, but I know that my brothers would love this. They both love tilapia. 🙂

  • I don’t cook tilapia often at all, but yours looks mighty tasty.

  • I love tilapia! I didn’t know it had that much protein.

  • That looks great!

  • That looks really good!

  • Seafood is something we enjoy here too and have it about twice a week. Love tilapia with lemon 🙂

  • I know what I’m making for dinner now!

  • Seems like a perfectly easy recipe and tilapia is on sale quite often.

  • YUM. This looks absolutely delicious. I love tilapia and we cook it often.

  • I’m going to have to make that for my son!! He’ll love it!

  • We adore fish and lemon together — great classic combo!

  • Yum!! This looks so good!

  • I don’t eat seafood, but even I think this looks amazing!

  • This looks amazing!

  • We are trying to eat more fish, and tilapia is mild- so I have to give this a try!

  • Jennifer

    This looks so good, light yet flavorful. Perfect combination.

  • You had me at tilapia. I am a seafood lover and tilapia is one of my faves.

  • I love tilapia because it’s so easy to cook– great recipe!

  • Looks fresh and healthy.