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lemon baked tilapia with veg and fresh herbs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mary Feltman
Hueytown, AL

I came up with this dish as a wonderful way to use some fresh vegetables and herbs, and to have a healthier meal using my hubby's favorite fish. You really cant tell that you're eating herbs and vegetables, but the flavor is just so good! Using the Wondea and a butter spray with the lemon juice and veg makes a nice glaze to top the fish, or put on a bed of rice (I use Basmati) or noodles.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lemon baked tilapia with veg and fresh herbs

  • 4 md
    pieces of tilapia
  • 1/2 sm
    sweet onion, shaved thin
  • 1/2 c
    celery, finely diced
  • 1 lg
    jalapeño pepper, finely minced
  • 1/2 c
    carrots, grated
  • 6 sprig
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 sprig
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    lemon juice (and can use zest also)
  • wondra fine flour (see pic inset)
  • butter spray (such as parkay)
  • salt and pepper

How To Make lemon baked tilapia with veg and fresh herbs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425
  • 2
    In bottom of casserole dish, scatter all of the carrots and then add half of: onions, celery, jalapeños, and herbs.
  • 3
    Pour half of lemon juice over veg and herbs; spritz with butter spray, then dust with Wondra.
  • 4
    Salt and pepper both sides of tilapia; place on top of the veg/herbs.
  • 5
    Pour remaining lemon juice on fish. Spritz with butter spray and dust with Wondra. Put remaining veg and herbs on top of fish.
  • 6
    Bake on 450 for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until fish is white and flakey.
  • 7
    Serve on a bed of rice or noodles with the veg/herb/lemon glaze.