Baked Tilapia Recipe with Lemon Garlic – Easy & Simple

By | March 5, 2022

If you’re looking for the best way to cook tilapia, then the answer is to bake it, and my post is the detailed guide you need to read. Now, let us find out the process of making this baked tilapia recipe.

1. Baked Tilapia Recipe


  • 3-4 frozen tilapia fillets
  • 1 teaspoon crushed  black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 1 butter stick
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)


Step 1: Begin with unpacking the fish. Then rinse it thoroughly in the cold running tap water till the ice/frost is simply washed away. Finally, place the fish fillets on a plate and dry both sides using a kitchen towel.

Step 2: Place the tilapia fillets in the baking sheet side by side. Avoid overlapping! Season tilapia with black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt on top of the fillets. Add the lemon juice to the nets.

Step 3: Next, place a pan on the stove over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Now, add the minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Finally, pour the butter garlic sauce all over the seasoned tilapia fillets. Also, place the lemon slices on the baking sheet randomly.

Step 4: Start with preheating the oven at 400°F then put the baking sheet in the oven and bake tilapia fillets for 20 minutes. Once the fish is beautifully baked, transfer it to a serving dish. Shower some oregano onto and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.

baked tilapia recipes

Now, you know to make butter garlic baked tilapia recipe. Hope after reading my article you can successfully make this dish at home and have a great dinner. Good luck

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