Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Lemon Garlic Tilapia at The Happy Housewife
By contributing writer Kristia

This Lemon Garlic Tilapia dish is an easy weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Tilapia is a light fish that goes well with steamed vegetables and rice.

Lemon Garlic Tilapia


  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a small sauté pan over low heat.
  3. Add butter and melt.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes while stirring continuously.
  5. Add lemon juice. Stir well.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Prepare a baking dish with non-stick spray.
  8. Place the tilapia in the dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the fish and bake for 20 minutes or until fish is white and flakes when poked with a fork.
  10. Top with fresh chopped parsley before serving.


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  1. is this the same for frozen fish

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