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Recipe: Garlic Butter Oven Baked Tilapia

Recipe: Garlic Butter Oven Baked Tilapia


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Season tilapia with salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, and oregano; arrange fish in a 9×13 baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, lemon juice, and lemon zest; pour over tilapia.
  • Bake tilapia for 10 to 12 minutes, or until fish flakes and is fork-tender.
  • Garnish with pepper flakes, parsley, and lemon slices. Serve.