Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Pan-Seared Tilapia
Pan-Seared Tilapia

Lemon Garlic Tilapia is a culinary masterpiece that marries the bright zestiness of lemon with the robust and savory notes of garlic, creating a flavor profile that elevates this mild freshwater fish to new heights. The dish typically involves marinating tilapia fillets in a concoction of freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, and a medley of complementary herbs and spices. The tangy acidity of the lemon imparts a refreshing brightness, while the pungent garlic adds depth and complexity. When grilled or baked to perfection, the result is a succulent tilapia fillet with a golden-brown crust, tender flesh, and a burst of harmonious flavors that dance on the palate. Lemon Garlic Tilapia is not only a delicious and satisfying dish but also a testament to the transformative power of a well-balanced blend of simple, fresh ingredients in the culinary realm.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 dash pepper to taste

Directions for Cooking Lemon Garlic Tilapia

  1. Prepare cooking dish by coating with cooking spray and pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Rinse fish fillets with cold water and pat dry with paper towels
  3. Place fish in cooking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
  4. Bake fish for about 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven. The fish should flake easily with a fork.

Cooking Lemon Garlic Tilapia is easy and fast. This dish is a tasty alternative to frying or grilling tilapia. Tilapia is an already mild fish so adding flavors is a plus. If you like this recipe please check out our other posted tilapia fish recipes.