I love eating Tilapia and will often make a big batch for dinner or just make 1 for myself for a quick protein over some salad or paired with a cooked grain. Check out my TACO TUESDAY recipe for a great dinner idea!
(I usually buy a bag of individually wrapped and frozen “wild caught” fish – cod, salmon, pollack, tilapia, etc and sometimes I buy fresh as well)
- My “Go-To” Seasonings – Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Ancho-Chili Pepper, Cilantro, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
- Corn Meal* (optional)
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to Broil and place the top rack in the center of the oven. Drizzle EVOO onto a baking sheet and spread around using your hand or a basting brush. Lightly coat both sides of the fish with olive oil and lay in the pan. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon over the fish and season then flip over and repeat. If you want a crunchier crust on your fish you can sprinkle corn meal on both sides after the seasonings – this is optional and will not affect the deliciousness of this dish 🙂 *Bake fish for 5-10 minutes then flip and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes.
*PLEASE NOTE: The length of baking time depends on how many fish you are cooking at a time. When I cook this with 1 or 2 pieces it cooks faster than if I make this meal for the whole family (5 people). Fish will be flaky and browned when done! It really doesn’t take long.
WHAT SIDES TO MAKE WITH THIS:
I will often pair this dish with Steamed Rice or GF Pasta and Cooked or Fresh Veggies