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!


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4 - 6
10 Min
30 Min


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fish fillets - desired amount or whole fish
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
salt and pepper to taste
lemon slices
paprika and/or parsley

How to Make Mouth-Watering Garlic Baked Fish


  • 1Rinse 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.
  • 2Bake 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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