Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

>> Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am attempting to loose weight and eat healthier. My choices as of late have not been great. A lover of fish, lemon and dill, I chose this dish for last nights dinner because it makes the fish full of flavor without all the fat. I always use tilapia, however my husband will either eat halibut or mahi mahi. We enjoy this dish because it is light, healthy and, if not overcooked, your fish will be tender and flakey. Having raised my kids on fish, they also love it. Start them young!

Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

  • 3 fillets of tilapia
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Combine the above ingredients in a large zip lock bag making sure to mix them thoroughly. Marinate for 2-4 hours. Only add the zest for marinating...don't add lemon juice until you are cooking the meal because the acid in the lemon will start to cook the fish.
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2-3 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Additional fresh dill for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add the lemon juice to the fish in the bag. Combine ingredients well then pour into baking dish; season the fish well with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper then add bits of butter to the top of the fillets. Cover with a lid or tinfoil and cook for 10-12 minutes per 1 inch thickness. Garnish with chopped fresh dill, lemon zest & lemon slices. Enjoy. 


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