RECIPE: Garlic Lemon Baked Tilapia

Nov 5th 2022

RECIPE: Garlic Lemon Baked Tilapia

A tasty, light entree which is delicious even outside of Lent! 

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  • 4 tilapia filets 
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 TBSP butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice and zest from 1⁄2 lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 
  2. Season tilapia with salt and pepper (to taste) and place on a small baking sheet. 
  3. Mix together butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon juice and zest, then pour over tilapia. 
  4. Place lemon rounds on top and around tilapia. 
  5. Bake tilapia for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish is fork-tender.