Mouth-Watering Garlic Baked Fish

Martha Price


This recipe was an entrant in the very first Gilroy Garlic Festival in 1979. This annual festival includes a cooking contest, which has been the basis for several best-selling cookbooks.

The original recipe calls for whole fish, but I just use enough fillets to suit my needs. Use your preferred firm fish. I used Tilapia.

Beyond simple to prepare, this is a truly delicious dish, and the aroma while cooking will knock your socks off!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
10 Min
30 Min


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    fish fillets - desired amount or whole fish
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    nonstick vegetable spray (pam)
  • 1/4 c
    brandy or apple juice
  • 1/2 c
    onion flakes
  • 1/4 c
    oil or melted butter (i used butter)
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
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    salt and pepper to taste
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    lemon slices
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    paprika and/or parsley

How to Make Mouth-Watering Garlic Baked Fish


  1. Rinse and dry fish and put into a baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    Combine all ingredients (except lemon slices, paprika and/or parsley) and pour over fish. Let stand at least one hour.
  2. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until fish flakes and has lost its transparency. Baste a couple of times during baking process.

    Decorate top with lemon slices, paprika and/or parsley.

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About Mouth-Watering Garlic Baked Fish

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #contest, #saucy

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