Cooking with R&R: Tilapia

This is a dish that was given to me by the secretary I worked with on a consulting gig while in Dallas. Her boyfriend used to make this on a regular basis and she gave me the recipe after raving about it to me. It can be used with almost any fish, but I use Tilapia.

I usually bake this (for lack of a grill) but it can be done on the grill as well. Once I do procure myself a grill, I will test it out.

4 Tilapia Fillets
4 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Garlic Powder
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
Freshly Ground Pepper

  1. Set your Oven to 450°
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with Pam and place the Tilipia Fillets in it.
  3. In a small sauce pan, begin melting the butter. Once it is mostly melted, and before it boils, add the lime juice.
  4. Pour the mixture over the Tilapia, covering the surface of each fillet as much as possible.
  5. Sprinkle the seasonings over each fillet
  6. Place the dish in the oven, uncovered, for about 12-15mins.

For my oven (the tiny apartement gas stove) I usually have to go the whole 15 as it has issues getting upto 450° and staying there. For you rich suburbanites out there, things should be ready in 12 minutes.

Serve with the side of your choice. My reccommendations:

How it comes out:

Final Thoughts:
I like butter, so sometimes I make it a bit more buttery. I tend to increase the lime juice in this case as well. Usually end up using a whole lime. Half of it in the butter sauce and the other have on the final product after plating.

I also enjoy my seasoning, so I always go heavy on the Garlic Powder. Not too heavy on the Creole seasoning as it contains salt, but i tend to give it a good dusting.

Your tastes and mileage may vary.

Hope you Enjoy it!

  1. #1 by The Wife on June 19, 2008 8:06 am - 8:06 am

    This is my favorite dish that he cooks. I love it!

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