This easy lemon garlic tilapia is as simple as it is delicious! Tilapia is brushed with a fresh lemon, garlic a herb butter, then quickly broiled. Perfect for any night of the week.

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The recipe I’m about to bestow upon your eyes is probably one of the easiest recipes you will find here on Simply Scratch. All right, maybe the second easiest, ya know… next to the Nutella Banana Split. But it is easy… and boy-o-boy is it ever tasty!

It’s so good that my girls quickly gobble it up and ask for seconds! And when kids ask for seconds, you know you did good!

Here… how about I shut up and show you how it’s done!

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To Make This Easy Lemon Garlic Tilapia You Will Need:

  • garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • melted butter
  • fresh parsley
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 4 fresh tilapia fillets

First, pull the ingredients out and get going. What I love about this recipe is that the simplest of ingredients create such a delicious dish.

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Next, into a medium bowl; press or mince 1 garlic clove.

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Then add the juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons melted butter.

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Next, finely chop up about 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley.

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And then add that along with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

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Next, whisk until combined and the salt and pepper are mixed throughout.

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Then, arrange 4 tilapia on a small baking sheet. My sheet pan is non-stick, but if it wasn’t I’d line with foil or spray with olive oil.

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Next, drizzle equal amounts on to each fillet.

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And then spread around to evenly cover the fish. Place in a preheated oven for 6-8 minutes. Then rotate the pan and put the broiler on for 5 more minutes or until the fish is completely opaque and flakes.

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Serve and enjoy! I like to serve this tilapia with this broccoli recipe and brown or wild rice.

Ps… Your house will smell incredible!

Enjoy! And if you give this Easy Lemon Garlic Tilapia recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Easy Lemon-Garlic Tilapia
Yield: 4 servings

Easy Lemon-Garlic Tilapia

This easy lemon garlic tilapia is as simple as it is delicious! Tilapia is brushed with a fresh lemon, garlic a herb butter, then quickly broiled. Perfect for any night of the week.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 fresh tilapia fillets

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Use a non-stick baking sheet or line with foil.
  2. Pat the tilapia dry with paper towels. Place fillets in baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Quickly press the garlic into a small bowl, and then add the melted butter, juice of half a lemon, the minced fresh parsley and then the salt and pepper. Whisk until combined and then drizzle the garlic butter evenly on top of tilapia fillets, and then brush to cover the entire tilapia fillet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is starting to turn opaque, about 6 minutes. Then turn on the broiler on high and broil for 3-5 more minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes when pulled apart with a fork. Serve hot!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g
All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.