Lemon Garlic Butter Tilapia is an effortless dinner recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Skinless tilapia fillets are covered with a garlicky butter sauce, topped with sliced lemon, and baked until tender and flaky. This Lemon Garlic Butter Tilapia will be a new go-to when you crave a healthy, flavorful and easy to make meal.
We love tilapia for its mild flavor and inexpensive price point. Tilapia cooks quickly, so you’ll have this tasty dinner on the table in under 25 minutes. The recipe starts by melting butter in a GoodCook 1.4 Qt Ceramic Dish. It gets nice and hot and creates a tempting sauce for the fish. Fresh garlic infuses the melted butter right before the tilapia fillets are placed in the dish.
After salting, lemon slices top the fish and it goes in the oven for 10-12 minutes. That’s it—so simple and so delicious! Serve the tilapia with your favorite grain and a fresh green salad. Cooking fish at home has never been this easy!
Get The Tools
A fish dinner sounds intimidating to make, but this Lemon Garlic butter Tilapia recipe is so quick and easy to get on the dinner table. We love the GoodCook Santoku Knife for all our kitchen prep needs. And it doesn’t get any better than baking in a GoodCook 1.4 Qt Square Ceramic Dish, which features durable porcelain with an enamel glaze that’s easy to clean, and an attractive oven to table design.
Fresh dill makes a beautiful garnish for this recipe, and the PROfreshionals Herb Mincer safely cuts through leafy herbs in seconds. We love sprinkling on a fresh herb garnish for a gourmet finish. Get started on this simple, healthy and delicious dinner now!
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Lemon Garlic Butter Tilapia
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb. tilapia fillets
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 lemon, sliced
- 1 tablespoon dill or parsley, chopped to finish
- A few grinds of pepper
Place butter in Good Cook 8x5.75 Ceramic pan and place in the oven. Set oven to 425 degrees and allow butter to brown in the pan, about 10 minutes, but check every few minutes to prevent over-browning. When butter is a pale amber gold and smells nutty, add minced garlic to the hot butter. Place fish in the garlic butter and sprinkle with half the salt. Flip fish and sprinkle with the other half of the salt. Top with lemon slices and return to the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the fish gently flakes. Garnish with herbs and a few grinds of pepper.