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Oven Baked Tilapia

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Sep 6, 2021
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Oven Baked Tilapia
Baked Fish With Cherry Tomatoes Recipe - #fish #recipe #eatwell101 - This versatile baked fish recipe is delicious with its juicy cherry tomatoes.

Oven Baked Tilapia – Tilapia fish seasoned with salt, black pepper, garlic, paprika, lime juice, Italian seasoning, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil comes to the table in about 25 minutes. These oven baked tilapia fillets with juicy cherry tomatoes is super easy, quick, and healthy for your busy weeknights!

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1. To make the baked tilapia filets: Preheat oven to 400°F (200ºC). Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels.

2. In an oven-safe dish, place the cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, half the lemon zest, half the lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Pour the olive oil on top, and toss until well combined.

3. Place the tilapia fillets in the middle of the baking dish. Add the remaining Italian seasoning, paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes on top of the tilapia fillets. Drizzle with olive oil.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until the tomatoes soften and the tilapia is cooked through.

5. Sprinkle the baked tilapia fillets with fresh basil leaves and serve the baked tilapia and cherry tomatoes with a side of your choice. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the baked tilapia recipe

  • Any white fish fillets will be delicious for this baked tilapia fillets recipe: we used tilapia for the pictures, but feel free to try with cod or halibut too!
  • White fish is usually pretty bland so be generous with spices to kick things up a bit.
  • Lemon zest is optional but you should definitely give it a try. It is so delicious!

How to make Baked Tilapia

Prepare the tilapia fillets with juicy cherry tomatoes: arrange fish fillets and cherry tomatoes in a oven-safe dish. Season tilapia fillets and cherry tomatoes with salt, black pepper, garlic, paprika, lime juice, Italian seasoning, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil. Bake the tilapia fillets at 400°F (200ºC) for about 25 minutes, or until the until the tomatoes soften and the tilapia is cooked through. Garnish with pepper flakes, fresh basil leaves, and lemon zest, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

What to serve with the baked tilapia fillets?

While you can serve these baked tilapia fillets on their own with their blistered tomatoes, this recipe also pairs very well with white rice and a slice of bread.

Can we use frozen tilapia fillets?

Yes, you can use frozen tilapia fillets for this recipe. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or in cold/lukewarm water if they are sealed in plastic. We recommend thawing the fish fillets first because frozen fillets will not cook evenly and overcooked on the outside while the inside is still raw.

How and how long to store the baked tilapia fish leftovers?

You can keep the roasted tilapia leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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