Basil Butter Tilapia

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"This is such a tasty recipe, and you have to love that it comes together so easily, perfect for a busy weeknight main dish. I have listed Tilapia as the source of fish in this recipe because it is so cheap and available almost everywhere but you can use any type of mild whitefish in this recipe."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (262.8 g)
  • Calories 406.9
  • Total Fat - 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 163.7 mg
  • Sodium - 286.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 40.3 g
  • Calcium - 42.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with the oil.

Step 3

Season the fish with salt and pepper to taste and place them on the parchment paper.

Step 4

Mix the butter, basil and lemon juice together and sprinkle over the fish.

Step 5

Place in the oven and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or when fish flakes easily when poked with a fork. This will depend on how thick your fillets are.

Step 6


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



So good and easy too! Unfortunately there was no fresh basil to be found so I used dried basil with still great results. Thanks for sharing!

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(4 Apr 2020)