Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

We’ve been trying to eat more fish in my home – and further pledging to do so even more. My husband (ok, you got me.. me too) are definitely more meat & potato people.  And by meat – I mean steak.  You know what I’m talking about.

But sadly, the nutritional experts tell us that we shouldn’t eat a big ol’ hunkin’ steak every day. However, they do recommend us eating fish 2-3 times a week.  And, I’m pretty sure that doesn’t include fried catfish with tarter sauce 3x week… that would be in perfect world ;).

Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to do up fish & this simple preparation of tilapia has become one of our favorites. It’s easy, healthy, & downright delicious. It’s a winner all around.

Not including salt & pepper, this recipe needs just 5 ingredients to put it together, and the preparation couldn’t be simpler either. Even meat & potato loving husbands (and wives!) will enjoy this one!

Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 4 tilapia fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • extra chopped green onions for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Zest lemon & squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Whisk in the zest, butter (or margarine), parsley, salt, pepper, & green onions.

Place tilapia fillets in a casserole dish or baking pan. I like to like mine with tinfoil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top with the butter mixture. Bake fillets for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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