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Easy Baked Tilapia


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  • 2 tilapia filets (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 4 teaspoons dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning, like Montreal steak seasoning

Preheat your broiler if your tilapia is thawed or fresh.  If it is frozen, preheat to 400 degrees.

Lay a wire rack inside a baking pan that has been lined with foil. You can skip the foil if you want, but it makes cleanup so much easier. Lay the tilapia filets on the rack and on each pour 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of wine, and 1/2 teaspoon of the grill seasoning.  Flip the filets over and repeat on the other side.

If your tilapia is thawed, broil on the middle rack for 4-6 minutes. When the fish begins to turn white around the edges but is still pink in the middle, it’s ready to flip. Broil for 4-6 minutes more, until the fish is white all the way through but not dried up. If you are cooking filets that are different sizes, smaller ones would need to come out earlier and larger ones would take a minute or two longer. These times also depend on your broiler. On my old oven, the broiler seemed to be much hotter than on my current one. So just keep an eye on them and use your best judgement.

If your tilapia is frozen, you’ll need to cook them at 400 for about 10–12 minutes on each side, using the same guidelines as above – flip when edges are white and take out when it’s white and firm all the way through. Be careful not to overcook.

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