Monday, January 23, 2012

In the Kitchen With Jason: Baked Tilapia with Fresh Lemon Pepper

I originally was skeptical about this recipe as I do not normally go for fish recipes, but this was completely delicious. The recipe was originally for flounder but our Whole Foods didn't have any so I got tilapia instead. Though, since I don't know much about fish, it turned out just the same for me, which was yummy!

  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 tsp EVOO
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 oz. of tilapia fillets
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine all non-fish ingredients.
  • Place the fish into a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Rub the lemon pepper mixture over the fish.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested a fork.
If you like, you can cut the lemon that you got the rind from into wedges and serve with the fish. We also saved some to use in water. We try to drink a lot of water, but the taste of plain water gets old so a lemon wedge helps keep the taste yummy.

This recipe originally appeared in the Cooking Light Complete cookbook.

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason

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