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Mouthwatering Flaky Baked Tilapia Fillets

This Baked Tilapia Recipe is high in protein, easy to make and the best of all, it’s packed with great flavors. These tilapia fillets are seasoned and baked in less than 30 minutes. Tilapia-Recipe-by-asimpletweak

The fillets are seasoned with garlic salt and pepper and then topped with unsalted butter to give a nice golden color to it. Wait, It doesn’t end there:). This fish is topped with peppers and onions simmered in tomato sauce that gives it a whoa factor. You could easily pair this Tilapia with some white rice or with rice and beans

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How to make these Tilapia fillets:

The first step to make this baked tilapias fillet is to place them in a baking pan and season them with garlic, salt, and black pepper. I always like to use fresh garlic but powdered garlic will work as well. Proceed to add olive oil and half of lemon juice. I use the other half of the lemon I cut into slices and add it to the pan to bake. I also add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter to obtain the beautiful golden color. (optional)

Baked Tilapia-Fillets-RecipeBaked them at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. While the fillets are baking proceed to prepare the sauce.Baked-Tilapia-by-asimpletweak

By the time your tilapia is ready, you will be done with the sauce.

How to make the sauce:

First dice all the veggies. I used tomatoes, red onions, red and green peppers, and some cilantro.

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Once you finish dicing the veggies, add some oil to a saucepan. Set the pan over high-medium heat and add all the veggies. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 3-5 minutes.

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Add the tomato sauce and water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce has thickened.

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Serve the tilapia and add the sauce on top. I love how flaky and moist the tilapia fillets turn out and in combination with the crispy peppers, this recipe is a winner

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It’s a fuss-free meal.

For this recipe, I used frozen Tilapia, I usually buy them at Aldis. They have a family package individually wrapped which is very convenient.

Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

Enjoy!

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MOUTHWATERING FLAKY BAKED TILAPIA FILLETS

This Baked Tilapia Recipe is high in protein, easy to make and the best of all, it’s packed with great flavors. These tilapia fillets are seasoned and baked in less than 30 minutes. How to make Baked Tilapia Fillets:
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia fillets skinless/boneless
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt kosher
  • a pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Ingredients to make sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup peppers (I use red and green peppers)
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
  • cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

How to make Baked Tilapia Fillets:

  1. Place fillets in a baking pan and season them with garlic, salt, and black pepper. I always like to use fresh garlic but powder garlic will work as well. 

  2. Proceed to add olive oil and half of a lemon juice. The other half of the lemon I cut into slices and added to the pan to bake. I also added 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter to obtain the beautiful golden color. (optional)
  3. Baked them at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or internal temperature of 145 degrees F. While the fillets are baking proceed to prepare the sauce.

How to make the sauce:

  1. First dice all the veggies. I decided to use tomatoes, red onions, red and green peppers, and some cilantro.
  2. Add some oil to a saucepan. Set the pan over high-medium heat and add all the veggies. Seasoned with salt and pepper to taste and saute for 3-5 minutes

  3. Add the tomato sauce and water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve the tilapia and add the sauce on top.
Nutrition Facts
MOUTHWATERING FLAKY BAKED TILAPIA FILLETS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1257mg52%
Potassium 790mg23%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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BAKED TILAPIA FILLETS WITH A TOMATO SAUCE

 

 

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    Looks great! Love the addition of the colorful veggies!

     

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