With these easy baked tilapia recipes, making a healthier and delicious dinner is more simple than ever.
We all want to eat healthier food these days, and seafood is one of our favorite foods.
In fact, the Department of Agriculture recommends you eat at least 8 ounces of seafood each week. But what kind of seafood?
Mild white fish, salmon, shrimp, and sardines are among the healthiest seafoods.
This Lemon and Herb Shrimp is one of the most popular recipes on this site. It's delicious!
Especially when feeding kids, Tilapia fillets are a great choice as it has a very mild flavor and is a versatile fish.
Tilapia is also wonderful source of protein and high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Even if this is your first time making fish, you'll create a delicious meal with these recipes.
Tips for Cooking Fish
We've got all kinds of easy tilapia recipes here. A simple recipe of a little olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic powder or your favorite spice rub, lemon juice, and salt and black pepper always works well.
Still, there are a few things you should always do when cooking fish in general.
Fish should have a mild scent and not smell overly fishy.
Frozen fish is okay. It's usually flash frozen, so may be fresher than fresh which has probably been on ice for at least a couple of days.
Make sure fish is dry when adding seasoning. Take the extra time to apply a paper towel to absorb any moisture.
With a fish like tilapia, don't marinate it for more than 30 minutes, if at all.
Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.
In fact, wrapping fish in parchment paper is a great technique for fish as it doesn't dry out while baking. See Rachael Ray's recipe below!
You'll find a lot of easy recipes here including some that have sides like quinoa for a complete dinner.
That 10-minute blackened tilapia? I'm in for a quick meal idea! I'm betting that would make delicious fish tacos, too!
My favorite side dishes that would go with any of these tilapia recipes are Greek Orzo Salad, this Mango Slaw recipe, or this Quinoa Chickpea Salad recipe.
A side of fresh vegetables works well, too! All so good and so easy!
For dessert, this Amaretti cookies recipe is so wonderful, and you won't believe how easy they are to make. These churro cheesecake bars are heavenly, too.
Can I tell you right here that I have never made a recipe from Damn Delicious that I didn't LOVE? And they are all easy. She's my recipe hero!
You'll love her Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia, the first one listed below.
The next time you don't know what to do for dinner, think tilapia! Let me know which of these healthy recipes for baked tilapia is your favorite!
Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
Quick Tilapia in Parchment
10-Minute Blackened Tilapia
Cilantro Lime Tilapia with Quinoa Recipe
Lemon Pepper Parmesan Tilapia
Bobby’s Baked Tilapia
Honey Mustard Tilapia with Onions & Broccoli
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Mama's Supper Club Tilapia Parmesan
Coconut Crusted Tilapia
Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia
Is Tilapia safe to eat?
Tilapia has gotten a bad rap over the last few years, but as long as it is farmed well, it's a healthy fish to eat. In fact, according to Cooking Light, Tilapia has almost as much omega 3 fatty acids as cod, and is a good source of potassium.What could I use for these tilapia recipes if I can't find tilapia?
Catfish is a good substitute as it has the same texture. Branzino, which is showing up in more and more seafood departments, is also a good substitute.
More Delicious Seafood Recipes
What are your favorite fish recipes? Share in the comments below!
Thank you for the different recipes. You have alot to choose from
the color palette
i didn't even need to read it, it goes straight to my pinterest! Thank you.
The Color Palette
Thanks, Kelly, for adding my blog link to your site. This is a "go to" recipe for me, and for several of the clients that I cook for - easy, healthy, and fast. Always a combo that we like! Take care, Susan