Baked Tilapia

February 4, 2008 | Fish, Recipes | By: Average Joe

Tilapia is one of my favorite fishes to eat.  This is the recipe I use most often when I bake tilapia.  This baked tilapia recipe is very easy to make, with only a few ingredients.  Plus it is good for you!


• 4 Tilapia Filets

• 2 Garlic Cloves

• Old Bay Seasoning

• Butter

Items used to make this recipe

• Baking Sheet

• Garlic Press (optional)

• Aluminum Foil

Baked Tilapia - Ingredients

1. Get out your baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil.  Spray the foil with cooking spray.

2. Take your tilapia and place them onto the foil like pictured on the right.

Baked Tilapia - On the baking sheet

3. Now spread some butter onto each tilapia filet as shown.

4. Next put your garlic into the garlic press and squeeze it through.  Spread some garlic onto each tilapia filet.

5.  Finally sprinkle some Old Bay seasoning onto each tilapia filet.

6. Get some more foil and place it over the fish and make like a little pouch for the fish to be in.  This sort of steams them and keeps them moist.

7. Now place the tilapia into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

 Baked Tilapia - Garlic and Spices applied

After the 15 minutes are up, remove the fish from the oven.  Generally, you can tell if tilapia is ready to eat if it has turned all white and is flaky. Furthermore, you can use a meat thermometer to make sure they have arrived at the proper temperature, which is 140 to 150 degress.

 Baked Tilapia - Done

I served up the baked tilapia with a Red Pepper rice creation that I like to make. This was a great, fast dinner to make and it was very tasty.


 Baked Tilapia - Plated and ready to eat!



Comment from JP
Time: May 12, 2009, 3:10 pm

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Comment from Brett
Time: December 30, 2009, 7:56 pm

PS – I made accompanied the brown rice with ‘”World Harbors Hot Teriyaki Sauce”…a perfect compliment! Thanks again!

Comment from lou
Time: January 6, 2011, 11:31 am

made tilapia last night best yet,havn`t been happy with other recipies…this one was a hit,thanks for details and pictures not much of a cook here, but i`m tryin.

Comment from glen
Time: March 5, 2011, 5:15 pm

made some last night it was the hit at my fish fry thanks

Comment from Julie
Time: August 12, 2011, 8:57 pm

Thanks for the great recipe!

Comment from shea
Time: December 22, 2011, 9:53 pm

love it love it! Its so easy to make n so healthy! ummm did I say i love it! Lol! Thanks a bunch!

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