(Closed) Looking for Creative & Easy Tilapia Recipes

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Before putting on the bread crumbs or Panko make your own sauce.  I usually make up a few different versions based on what I have in the cabinet but my favorites include:

1 tbsp mayo + 1 tbsp dijon mustard + sprinkle of ground pepper = mix well and then spoon over fish then cover with bread crumbs before baking.

1 tbsp mayo + 1 tsp McCormick’s montreal steak seasoning (or other dry rub) = mix well and then spoon over fish then cover with bread crumbs before baking.

1 tbsp softened butter or margarine + 1/4 tsp garlic powder + 1/4 tsp onion powder + 1/4 tsp lime (or lemon) juice + 1/4 tsp Tobasco = mix well and then rub onto fish; bake fish in aluminum  foil packet to keep in juices.

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just put little season salt on it and olive oil and bake for about 15 minutes in a oven of 400 degrees. Very yummy

Post # 5
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always do olive oil and garlic on tilapia, but I’m just a huge garlic fan! 

I can’t wait to see some new ideas on here!

Post # 6
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Tagging cause we also can’t get enoug fish :] 

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Also, I love this recipe site! http://allrecipes.com/recipes/seafood/fish/tilapia/main.aspx?e11=tilapia&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&event8=1&prop24=SR_Showcase&e7=Recipe%20Search%20Results

The best part is that you can sort through the recipes and pick the ones with the best reviews then read the reviews for tips on how to make the recipe better.  This is my go-to site for recipes.

Post # 9
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is a Rachael Ray recipe that calls for halibut, but I use tilapia.


For the sauce:

  • About 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • A few leaves of basil, torn
  • Salt and pepper

For the fish:

  • About 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Lots of coarse black pepper
  • Four tilapia fillets (8 ounces each)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for the pan
  • Store-bought balsamic drizzle (or reduce 1/2 cup vinegar with 2 tablespoons brown sugar until syrupy), for topping


Heat 2 tablespoons EVOO, two turns of the pan, in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallot and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes and basil, season with salt and pepper and cook to break down the tomatoes, 10-15 minutes.

Mix the panko with the cheese and black pepper. Add the fish and turn to coat. Heat a thin layer of EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook, turning once, until crisp and brown all over, 8-10 minutes.

Top the fish with the tomato sauce and a little balsamic drizzle.

Post # 13
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mrs_pudding_pop:  I just brush a little olive oil on it with a mixed seasoning that usually has a lot of garlic in it. Soooo yummy!

Post # 15
104 posts
Blushing bee

I do a super easy tilapia.  I just put it in foil with rotel and some frozen veggies and bake in oven for about 20-25 min.  it just falls apart and has enough flavor from the rotel.


Post # 16
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fresh squeezed limes and chili spice baked until flaky served with rice and veggies.


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