Lemon Dill Tilapia

Lemon Dill Tilapia Recipe

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Marina Neff


I am one of those crazy people who loves fish. Baked, fried, broiled, grilled... I just love it. This dish is very light, extremely simple, and very tasty. Best of all, it's fool proof.
I used Tilapia for this dish, but any kind of mild fish would work well with these flavors.


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20 Min
2 Hr


  • 4 - 6
    4 oz portions of tilapia (or other mild fish)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 medium
    onion sliced thinly into rings
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 2
    lemons, zested, and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp
    each dried basil and tarragon
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Lemon Dill Tilapia


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash fish fillets and pat dry between two paper towels. Lightly season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt butter and saute lemon zest,juice, garlic, onion, and herbs... then add olive oil. Saute a couple minutes till heated through. (about 5 minutes or so)
  3. In a medium glass baking dish place fish fillets and pour the lemon butter herb sauce over them. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper over the fillets to taste then cover with two layers of foil. Put in the oven and slow roast for 2 hours.
  4. can serve with rice, or roasted redskinned potatoes (lemon butter with dill goes well with both) and a nice green side salad. Enjoy!
  5. 2 hours may seem like a long time to cook the fish, but the double layer of foil keeps all the moisture and flavor in the fish so it's light and flakey when you take it out of the oven.

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About Lemon Dill Tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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