Thursday, September 2, 2010

The BEST EVER Oven Baked Tilapia

I bought a set of six individual Gratin Dishes off eBay and love them.   Last night I cooked Tilapia in them and the fish was tender, melt in your mouth with a sauce that was equally as delicious.   And it was TOO EASY as I made it while flying out the door to Parent Orientation at Steiner Ranch Elementary. 

Oven Baked Tilapia

  • 6 Tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 C white wine
  • Juice and zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1 T dry parsley
  • 1/2 T Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
Directions:   Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.   I recommend using individual Gratin dishes as it holds the sauce, cooks quick and makes for a great presentation!   Keep in mind, we are dividing all the above ingredients six way, into six gratin dishes on top of each of the six Tilapia fillets.

Ready to go into the oven

I start by putting a fillet into each gratin dish and adding a dizzle or two of olive oil.   I take the 2 pads of butter and cut into 9 pieces, allowing for 3 pieces of butter per fillet.   Splash on some white wine, zest of lemon and then juice of lemon.   Next add the dry seasonings/herbs, salt and pepper to taste and if you want, add a pinch of cayenne for a bit of spice to the zing, then finish with Parmesan!

I can cook six at a time!

Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes, making sure it is fully cooked through.

We served ours with grilled corn on the cob, a leafy salad and bread to soak up the sauce with!

Beautifully baked with an incredible sauce!


Kate said...

Hi Stacey :-) I think that will be as good as the mayo/dijon tilapia we did a couple of months ago. Can't wait to try it!! Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend. Kate @kateiscooking

Eric Michael Braddock said...

Nice job with the Talapia! Looks Great! :-)

Carla said...

This looks great. I'm going to give it a try the next time I can get some really good fresh Tilapia.

Becky said...

We usually saute the tilapia, but rarely cook it in the a oven. Thanks for a new twist for Tilapia.

More Entertaining Women said...

Hi Stacey. Love your blog. What a source of inspiration. This Tilapia recipe looks heavenly. My husband just told me yesterday that the fish in the Loaves and Fishes story in the Bible was most likely Tilapia. Isn't that fascinating? Thank you for following!!! Have a beautiful weekend. Cindy.

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Tilapia is my all time favorite fish to eat, always have when we eat at our favorite restaurant. And my go to fish for the bbq, I can't wait to try out your recipe, sounds nice and easy. Love the idea of individual serving dishes also, I think your tilapia is going to be a hit at my house, thanks.