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Tilapia Recipes

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This farm raised fish is a current favorite in many recipes. This page contains tilapia recipes.


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June 22, 201010 found this helpful

If you have an open grill rack use a grill basket or make a foil boat to place the fillets on or you'll lose part of the tilapia when turning.



Stir together cilantro, garlic, honey, and lime juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the honey is easily stirred, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Rinse tilapia fillets, pat dry and place in a baking dish, season with salt. Evenly pour marinade over the tilapia, cover and refrigerate 10 minutes. If you choose to use an oven to bake the fillets then disregard the 10 minutes for marinating before cooking and simply pop directly in to the oven after covering with the marinade. If grilling, discard marinade after marinating.

Coat grill rack (or foil boat) with cooking oil or Pam and preheat grill to high heat. If using an oven preheat to 425 degrees F.

Grill or bake tilapia fillets for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until fish is opaque and easily flaked with a fork. For moist filets, check each minute once turned so you don't overcook.


By Deeli from Richland, WA

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By 4 found this helpful
May 1, 2011
This is a tasty treat, easy to fix and very quick.


  • 4 (1/4 lb.) Tilapia Fillets
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 slice tomato Per fish
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Spring onions per fish


Salt fish, squeeze fresh lemon or lime onto fish, lay thin slice of tomato on top. Put two Spring onions on top and bake for 5 minutes or until flaky at 350 degrees F.

I like to serve it with cheese grits and steamed asparagus. Good with a chardonnay white wine.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5-7 Minutes

By Rogers from Jacksonville, FL

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February 2, 201110 found this helpful

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 Here's a more refined and tastier moist, flaky version of how I originally made this dish.




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.

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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March 22, 20107 found this helpful

Serve with a salad and light vinaigrette dressing :-)



Rub the fillets with salt and pepper.

Spread the Tempura batter mix on a plate; lightly press both sides of tilapia fillets in the Tempura batter mix and repeat.

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add the lemon slices. Fry for about 5 minutes and remove the slices.

Fry the tilapia fillets in the same skillet and oil for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until easily flaked with a fork and place on serving plates over cooked rice.


Increase the heat of the skillet to high, add the lemon slices, unsalted butter, and capers. Stir for about 2 to 3 minutes, spoon the sauce over the tilapia fillets and rice and serve immediately.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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November 4, 20095 found this helpful

I use Tilapia because it's less expensive than Sole or Snapper but cooking any of these with this recipe is yummy. Serve with a butter lettuce, coated with a light vinaigrette, salad and rice on the side :-)



Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add cream. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix Parmesan, tempura batter mix and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Beat the egg in another bowl and place flour in a third bowl.

Dredge the tilapia fillets in the flour. Shake off excess. Dip in egg. Press into Parmesan, tempura, garlic powder mixture.

When the skillet sauce is almost done, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and cook fillets 3 to 4 minutes per side. Fish will be golden brown and will flake easily when done.

Stir the basil into the skillet sauce, place fish on serving plates, spoon sauce over the top and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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April 9, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I read this recipe online and decided to give it another go. This recipe was a hit with everyone!

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April 4, 2011

This is a nutritious and flavorful meal featuring Tilapia fillets and a sweet, yet zesty pineapple-apple salsa, served together with fresh asparagus and long grain brown rice. I like this recipe because it tantalizes my taste buds and is a very healthy meal.

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March 2, 20101 found this helpful

Cheese crusted fish with a very delicious and tangy flavor that makes your mouth ting.

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June 29, 20102 found this helpful

Yummo with a butter lettuce vinaigrette dressed salad! Stir together the Panko crumbs, salt, paprika, thyme, black pepper, and dried parsley in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

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April 20, 2007

This delicious recipe is a great way to prepare tilapia.

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

This tilapia dish is quick and easy to make and adds that often overlooked fish meal to your diet. This page contains a pan fried tilapia recipe.

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

Tilapia fish and rice is simple mouthwatering dish that will certainly get gobbled up. This page contains tilapia and rice.

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March 5, 2009

In a large skillet, bring wine, water, lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. salt to a boil. Reduce heat and add tilapia. Poach, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Remove and keep warm.

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March 20, 2008

Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice.

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February 2, 20110 found this helpful

Most often I am cooking for one so adjust the ingredients to this recipe accordingly. Lightly buttered rice sprinkled with slivered almonds and vinaigrette dressed salad are a nice compliment to this dish.


  • 1 tilapia fillet (about 1/3 to 1/2 lb)
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pepper to taste, if desired
  • Cooking spray, if desired


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a foil boat with a little non-stick cooking spray.

Rinse tilapia fillet and pat dry. Melt butter, turn off heat and stir in minced garlic and lemon juice. Place fillet in foil boat and evenly pour butter mixture over top of fillet. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper.

Bake in oven until the fish is white and flakes when tested with a fork, 10 to 30 minutes depending on oven and thickness of fillet.

Tastes good baked on the grill, too.

Source: Trial and error. ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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