Jan 8, 2009

Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia





Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.



Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 servings Total Time: 15 minutes Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 199.5 • Fat: 7.2 g • Carb: 1.0 g • Fiber: 0.1 g • Protein: 33.4 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 29.0 mg

Ingredients:
  • 6 (6 oz each) tilapia filets
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 400°.

    Melt butter on a low flame in a small sauce pan. Add garlic and saute on low for about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and shut off flame.

    Spray the bottom of a baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Place the fish on top and season with salt and pepper. Pour the lemon butter mixture on the fish and top with fresh parsley. Bake at 400° until cooked, about 15 minutes.

    70 comments :

    1. This looks absolutely delicious!

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    2. This was wonderful! I made it for dinner last night and it was a big hit! I also made Ramen Noodles (The Shrimp Flavor) as a side dish and it worked really well with the fish.

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      1. Ramen noodles? Check the sodium. Its enough to make you retain a gallon of water

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    3. if you use land o lakes light butter with canola oil the dish is only 4 pts total!

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    4. This was so yummy! It was my first time making fish ever, and it was easy and very tasty! i used Flounder ( being a fish novice) and my house smelled like fish for days ....so im going to try the tilapia next! My new favorite site!

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    5. Yeah, the bad part about making fish is the smell afterward. Lot's of candles should do the trick :)

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    6. Started the New Year off hoping to loose weight.. decided to make this meal with a side of rice.. overall I enjoyed it very much and so did my wife .. it was her first time having fish..

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    7. It came out great! But for some reason my garlic when it was hit with the lemon juice turned lime green. But the dish was fantastic.

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    8. looks great... gonna try it soon... just joined WW, and I love this site,,,thanks :-)

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    9. Tried this tonight and it was a hit. I used halibut since I had some in the freezer. Two of my kids said "I usually don't like fish, but I LIKE this one!"

      Kristina

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    10. I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious.

      The only change I made was doubling the garlic (because I love it and figured some would slide off the fish into the dish when serving).

      I microwaved an artichoke and made the WW light aioli (http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=218981) to serve with both the artichokes and fish. GREAT meal!

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    11. I made this one last week...it was delicious! I think maybe the best fish recipe that I've tried. Thanks for posting this...I love your blog!

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    12. This. Is. Simply. Amazing. Thanks, Gina! To say that I love all of your recipes would be an understatement!

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    13. We made this the other night and it tasted great and was very easy! We topped the fish with about 2T of capers in addition to the parsley, tasted almost like a fish version of chicken piccata! My kids even ate it, a success! Yum!

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    14. Our grocery store was out of tilapia, and I used flounder instead. So freaking good (and easy!).

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    15. My husband and I loved this! Made the scallion cilantro rice as a side. Another excellent simple recipe - thanks!

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    16. I made this tonight and it is really good and so fast. It was in the oven in less than 5 minutes.

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    17. We had this tonight. I used flounder since that is what I had on hand. It was fantastic and so quick to put together. Even my kids raved about it. This will definitely be a staple for our family and with fresh parsley growing in the garden, it will be one more great recipe to use with it.

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    18. I did all but lick my plate after dinner tonight! Quick, simple and oh so flavorful! I try to incorporate fish into my diet as often as possible; generally when my husband is working nights. This is will be something I make again and again. Served with asparagus; but saved enough to make the steamed asparagus w/ poached egg from this blog for breakfast tomorrow!

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    19. OMG!! This was sooo good. My 6-year old picky eater even asked for seconds. The only difference from making this was instead of heating up the house with the oven, I used my grilled pan and it came out delicious. I will definitely make it again. . . Gina, thank you so much for sharing ALL this wonderful recipes. :)

      ~Bianca

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    20. Oh that is great Bianca!! It's my pleasure!

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    21. What is the side dish shown in the pic? :) Do you have a recipe for it?

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    22. That is Baked Zucchini Sticks! :)

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    23. I made this great recipe tonight-had some fresh fish my husband had caught, and it was marvelous! Thanks for such a great recipe-you make eating healthy fun, good and easy! Thanks, Gina!

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    24. Just made this tonight! Substituted sole for tilapia and it was AMAZING. Thank you so much for these scrumptious recipes!

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    25. I just made this tonight with cous cous and some frozen veggies. It was fabulous! 2 for 2 this week on awesome recipes from this site!

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    26. Could I use Frozen fish or does it need to be fresh fish??

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    27. This was delish...made it last night & the whole family loved it. Very quick & simple :). Thanks for sharing.

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    28. Would you mind posting the recipe for the delish looking zucchini in the background? :) Thanks!

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    29. If you use frozen fish just make sure it's thawed.

      The vegetable in the photo is the baked zucchini sticks.

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    30. This was great and so easy. My 4 year old loved it too. I had some basil flv olive oil from Williams Sonoma. I sauteed some rice in it before I added chicken broth to it and it was a great side dish

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    31. I want to know what the side item with it is. I'm making Tilapia tonight and that look great. Anyone know?

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    32. I made this earlier this week and it was very good! I served it with parmesan couscous. My fiance loved it. He's a big fan of my cooking now that I've found this site :D

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    33. I made this for dinner tonight and even my fish-hating husband loved it!

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    34. I made this and it was really good. I'm not a great cook so my husband was a little worried but he fived me with a mouth full of fish, so I guess it was a winner. I really enjoyed it.

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    35. what did you all serve as a side dish with the fish?? Love the comments!

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    36. Delicious!

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    37. I'm writing from Guadalajara, Mexico! I made this recipe today, and I love it it was delicious! I served rice and green beans (got that recipe from here too!) as side dishes. My girls loved the green beans and the fish was my favorite. Thanks!

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    38. Does anyone have suggestions for freezing and saving this dish? I usually don't cook for more than 2 people so I need a way to save this meal.

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    39. I love this dish. I make it pretty often but sometimes it turns green. I'm thinking it's because of the garlic and lemon juice but I'm not sure. Anyone have any ideals as to why this happens?

      ~Christina

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    40. Oh my gosh, this was so good! Totally going to make it again!

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    41. This recipe is amazing!!! I used flounder instead of the tilapia (b/c I had some in the freezer) and it was so freakin good!!! Thank you for making healthy food taste healthy and easy!!! :)

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    42. Will be making this soon! Sounds and looks delicious :)
      ~ Kaytee

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    43. Simply delicious!

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    44. Making this tonight. My SO is not a big fish fan, unless he's the one who caught it but it is such a healthy choice that I am trying to incorporate it more. Fingers crossed! :)

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    45. I just love this dish! It's delicious,and so easy and fast to cook, thank you for the recipe.

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    46. Delicious!

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    47. I'm making Talapia tonight and I was looking for something easy % different. This sounds good. I usually bread it & bake it. But I don't need all tat bread. I've been a lifetime member on W.W for many yrs(I'm 85.) but I just got a laptop about a yr ago and just discovered this site. I've made a few recipes and we loved everything. I'm looking forword to this fish'Thank you Gina .

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    48. Gina you are my hero!!! Just found your site and Im already in love :) When cooking fish or fried foods,....I put a cup of vinegar on the stove along with cups ( of vinegar) all through my home to eliminate odor and it Works every time. Can't wait to try this dish and 100 others!!!!!!

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    49. I never cook fish and rarely do I like any fish that isn't battered & fried...but I made this dish tonight and everyone LOVED it (including me). Even my 5 year old wanted more :)

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    50. Made this tonight with some mashed cauliflower, steamed broccoli, and sliced tomatos. WOW! It was soooo damn good. Highly recommend this recipe!!

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    51. I don't have fresh parsley, can I substitute dry parsley. Has anyone done this, HELP!!

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    52. Yes- you can substitute dry but use 1/3 of what the recipe calls for. So for this recipe you would use about 1 and 1/4 tsp of the dried. Hope this helps!

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    53. It is baking. I cook a lot and needed a different twist on the fish.
      Love it. Thanks!

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    54. best tilapia ever! thank you

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    55. Just made this tilapia, and all I can say is, it is the best tasting tilapia I have ever made. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    56. I have never made fish...ever. Tried this tonight with the broccoli orzo as a side dish and both were delicious! Cooking fish is so much easier than chicken...I can't wait to cook it again!

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    57. Has anyone tried this with cod?

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    59. Just made this with a side of brown rice and broccoli. The fish was good, i threw it in the oven wrapped in a foil packet. it was so flaky and moist. i also added some dill to jazz it up.

      Thank you :)

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    60. tried it and it was great! thanks for sharing!

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    61. you've done it again Gina! I was bored making my white fish the same old boring way & when my hubby got tilapia I was all set to use bread crumbs AGAIN. this recipe is amazing! I can't wait to try it on flounder and grouper and definitely tilapia again! thanks!

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    62. Hi do I need to cover with foil?

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    63. Save a step by adding the butter without melting along with the rest of the ingredients directly into the baking dish and put it in the oven. After 5 minutes take it out. The butter will be melted and you can then mix the ingredients and make sure the filets are well coated. This technique saves washing the extra pan.

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    64. I just made this tonight without the butter and salt and it still came out delicious! Very yummy!

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    65. REALLY yummy. I am sensitive to fish flavors and I loved this. I doubled the garlic and used thawed frozen fillets. I also didn't have parsley on hand so I sprinkled some herbes de provence. Served with steamed carrots and broccoli and a kale and apple salad. The carrots or broccoli scooped up with a garlic fish bite was really really good. This would be good with garlic rice if you aren't watching carbs.

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    66. I've been looking for healthy dish as meal prep for the wk for work, can I use this dish as meal prep?

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    67. I've been trying to incorporate more fish into the weekly menus. This was so good, easy to prepare for a delicious, quick and healthy after work meal.

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    68. how long would you cook this if you used chicken instead???

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