Sorry I don’t have a picture of this one, it really was lovely. If you like tilapia (I’m sure some other fish would do as well), and you’re looking for a beautiful but easy weeknight dish, give this a try.
For what it’s worth, I would add extra Old Bay if I did it over again, to give it a little extra “something.” I also used six thinner fish fillets instead of the larger 4-ounce called for in the recipe. It still evened out to a pound, so I figured it was all right.
I also used frozen haricots verts instead of the vegetables called for in the recipe. I’m sure you could use just about any frozen vegetable – whatever you like best.
Easy Baked Tilapia (Original recipe here)
- 16 oz. tilapia fillets
- 2 tsp. butter
- Old Bay seasoning to taste
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, or to taste (I didn’t measure)
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 16-oz. package frozen vegetables
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Place the tilapia fillets in the bottom of the baking dish and dot with butter. Season with Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt. Top each fillet with a slice or two of lemon.
Arrange the frozen vegetables around the fish, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Cover with foil and bake 25-30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.
We had this with a brown rice blend (from a box… I know, I was really lazy last night – ha). It was a light, delicious meal.