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Baked Tilapia

Posted: September 21

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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This Baked Tilapia recipe is straight out of a fancy seafood restaurant! Flaky, juicy, and paired perfectly with some zesty lemon, this baked fish is perfect for a delicious dinner. In less than an hour, you will be able to enjoy a golden fillet of fish, encrusted with Italian breadcrumbs for a nice crunch. Accompany your Baked Tilapia with rice and fresh vegetables for a nourishing, filling meal!


1 cup dried Italian breadcrumbs, plus more as needed
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
creole seasoning, to taste
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tilapia fillets
1/2 cup butter, melted, plus more as needed
1 lemons, juiced, plus more as needed


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a baking dish large enough to hold all the filets without overlap.

Step 3

Mix the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, creole seasoning, and parmesan cheese on a plate.

Step 4

Dip the tilapia filets in the melted butter.

Step 5

Dredge the butter-coated filets in the bread crumb mixture.

Step 6

Place the bread crumb coated filet in the prepared baking dish

Step 7

Pour any leftover melted butter over the filets.

Step 8

Drizzle the filets with the lemon juice.

Step 9

Cover the baking dish with foil.

Step 10

Bake until the fish flakes easily when scraped with a fork, about 20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the foil and bake until the crust turns a light golden brown color, about 10 minutes.

Step 12

Serve the fish with the pan juices spooned over.

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