Baked Garlic Butter Tilapia

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Baking for Success

Looking for a fuss-free and delicious way to prepare tilapia? Look no further! This recipe for Baked Tilapia is a breeze to make and bursting with flavor. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll have a mouthwatering meal that’s sure to impress.

Forget frying, we’re all about baking! Preheat your oven to 400°F and season your tilapia with a pinch of kosher salt and a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi for a burst of Japanese-inspired flavor. Then, whip up a simple yet sensational melted butter mixture with garlic and paprika. Brush it onto the tilapia and let it work its magic in the oven for just 12 minutes. The result? Tender, flaky, and oh-so-tasty tilapia that’s ready to take center stage on your dinner table.

No baked tilapia is complete without a tangy twist! Once out of the oven, give your tilapia filets a squeeze or drizzle of fresh lemon juice for a burst of brightness that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy. And if you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top for a burst of freshness (optional, but highly recommended).

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Oven Roasted Garlic Tilapia

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 Filets
Calories: 214kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 Tilapia Filets (not butterflied)
  • Kosher Salt to Taste
  • Shichimi Togarashi to Taste
  • 4 TBS Butter (melted)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 TBS Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped, optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Season both sides of tilapia with salt and shichimi togarashi
  • Add butter, garlic, and paprika to a microwave-safe bowl and melt together. Mix well after melting.
  • Place tilapia on a non-stick baking sheet. Then brush on the melted butter mixture.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and squeeze/drizzle fresh lemon juice over each filet.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional).
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Nutrition

Serving: 1Filet | Calories: 214kcal

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Not Your Ordinary Fish

Tilapia, the star of this dish, is a versatile fish that’s often overlooked. Sure, some may call it a “clean fish,” but let’s face it, it’s not winning any awards for its charisma. While it’s not the most glamorous fish, tilapia’s mild flavor and versatility make it a popular choice for many home cooks. Plus, with its firm texture, tilapia is perfect for baking, as it soaks up flavors like a sponge and delivers a satisfying bite.

Tilapia vs. Salmon: The Health Debate

When it comes to health, opinions vary. Some tout salmon as the ultimate superfood, while others argue that tilapia is a healthier option. While salmon is known for its omega-3 fatty acids, tilapia has its own nutritional benefits. It’s a good source of lean protein, low in calories, and rich in essential nutrients. So whether you’re a salmon lover or a tilapia aficionado, both fish can be part of a healthy diet.

Are Tilapia Bottom Feeders?​

Tilapia are known to hang out near the bottom of the water, but that doesn’t mean they’re bottom feeders. In fact, they have a varied diet that includes both plants and small animals. So while they may not be the most glamorous eaters, they’re not exactly dining at the bottom of the sea either.

Moderation is Key​

As with any food, moderation is key. While tilapia can be a tasty addition to your meal rotation, it’s important to vary your diet and not solely rely on tilapia or any other single food item. As with any fish, it’s also important to be mindful of the source and quality of the tilapia you consume.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Baked Tilapia is a simple and delicious dish that’s worth adding to your culinary repertoire. Whether you’re a tilapia fan or just looking to switch up your meal routine, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds. So go ahead, give it a try and enjoy this tasty treat!

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