Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lemon Dill Tilapia

This is the perfect dish to make when you are short on time but want something good.  It takes 20 minutes start to finish!  You can't order takeout that fast (and it definitely won't be as good for you).  Frozen peas and buttered angel hair with fresh parsley round out the meal and are just as quick to make.

*A note about fish:  if you buy frozen fillets, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.  That's the best way to thaw them.  If you buy fresh fish, use it that night or the next.  It won't keep very long!


4 tilapia fillets
Olive oil
Garlic powder
Dried dill
Thin pats of butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Drizzle a little olive oil into a baking dish.  Pat the fish dry with paper towels.  Place the fish in the baking dish.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dill.

Zest the lemon.  If you don't have a zester, you can use a small cheese grater.  Sprinkle the zest evenly over each fillet.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze a little juice over each fillet.

Place a few very thin pats of butter on each fillet (if you're watching your cholesterol, drizzle with a little olive oil instead).

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

This recipe is quick, easy, good for you (omega 3s!), not to mention delicious!

Don't like dill?  Use parsley instead.  No tilapia?  Use catfish.  Any white fish will do.  It is very versatile.

This will become a go-to dinner in your house!  Enjoy!

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