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Lemon and Garlic Tilapia

No matter how much a person likes and is good at cooking, there's always room for improvement and I am no exception! Here's a more refined and tastier moist, flaky version of how I originally made this dish.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice or more to taste
  • fresh Parmesan cheese to taste, finely shredded
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes, finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a glass baking dish or foil boat.

Rinse tilapia fillets, pat dry, season with salt and pepper and place in baking dish or foil boats.

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Melt the butter with the olive oil over medium high heat in a small saucepan and saute the garlic until just softened and fragrant. Be sure to turn down the heat a bit if butter is getting too hot.

Remove butter and oil from heat, mix in the lemon juice and drizzle over fillets. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley and bake for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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