December 19, 2012

Easy Broiled Tilapia

Are you ready for the easiest tilapia recipe ever? This is another of those super easy recipes I wasn't planning to post on the blog because there's really nothing special about it and the photo won't be winning any awards but we've been together long enough for me to know that y'all like and want the easy stuff too!

This is a base recipe that you can jazz up any way you’d like. Feel free to add spices and herbs to the butter mixture. If my dill wasn't dead in a potted grave outside I would have totally loaded this up with it.

You could also use just about any other type of fish fillet.

Easy, breezy, lemon-squeezy!

Easy Broiled Tilapia
8 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt to taste

Line a 13x9 baking pan with aluminum foil (or don’t – it just makes for easy cleaning). Add lemon juice, butter and paprika to a small bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat until the butter is melted. Stir well.

Add the butter mixture to the baking pan. Place the tilapia fillets in the butter mixture and sprinkle with salt. Flip each fillet and season with salt again (so that both sides of the fillets are coated with the butter mixture and seasoned with salt).

Place the baking pan on the top rack of your oven and broil on high with the oven door closed for five minutes. Remove from oven and baste the fillets with the butter mixture from the pan. Return to oven and continue broiling with oven door open until fillets are sizzling and slightly browned.


  1. That is like the most AWESOMEST photo of fish I've ever seen. ;) Who loves ya??!?

  2. Omg. O. M. G. My husband and I both can't stop commenting on how awesome this is! One might be mislead by how simple and unassuming it seems, but one would be missing out if one disregarded this recipe. It. Is. AWESOME.


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