Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- Place tilapia in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt; pour over the fillets. Sprinkle with capers, oregano and paprika.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 10-15 minutes.
Test Kitchen Tips
Nutrition Facts1 fillet: 224 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.
May 9, 2020
This is a wonderful recipe - and so easy! I used Italian seasoning instead of just oregano, and this was delicious! Light flavored and easy - this is my new go-to for tilapia AND flounder!
Jan 30, 2020
This recipe is a favorite of mine for a quick tilapia dinner. I have subbed white wine for the lemon juice and it’s soooo good. I actually prefer the wine to the lemon juice. I also upped the amount of butter/wine/spices by 50%. This has become one of my staples for a quick easy weeknight dinner.
Oct 20, 2019
Came out delish ????
Jul 20, 2019
This was so good and easy to make. I've even given this recipe to my aunt!
Jul 15, 2018
This was pretty simple, pretty straight-forwards. I liked the spices, but wanted more on top of my fish, so next time I'll increase that. I put as many capers as I wanted on top, so that part was delicious. I felt like there was a tad too much butter, but that's probably personal preference. Overall, a solid tilapia recipe that I'll probably try again with some tweaks.
Jul 11, 2018
This was wonderful! I have always cooked my tilapia in a skillet and decided I wanted to try baking it. I searched for a good recipe and this was the first one that actually appealed to me. I am so glad we tried it! We will be using this recipe a lot!!!
Apr 23, 2018
Been making this recipe since 2013 when I first started college and was a broke college student. Never used capers cuz I never knew what they were and never had them but even without those, this recipe is really good! It’s very light and airy. Pair it with some rice and broccoli and you got yourself a quick affordable meal. Also, to the person saying this recipe is bland. I recommend using the lemon butter mixture before you cook them and when they come out put more of the mixture on it. This helps with the flavor. Btw if you’re not a huge fan of lemons like me, I would probably use alittle less lemon juice than it asks for cuz the lemon can get pretty bold compared to the other flavors. This makes a great meal prep also!!
Apr 12, 2018
Thank you Hope for sharing this awesome recipe. Quick, delicious, and easy clean up (BONUS!). I couldn't find my dried oregano, so I substituted Italian dried seasonings instead. It was awesome.
Mar 31, 2018
Just made this last night without the capers ( whatever that is LOL) for the first time. LOVED IT!!! Sooo good I'm making it AGAIN tonight LOL !!!!
Feb 26, 2018
I have made this many times. I have added extra seasoning because the amounts listed weren’t enough for me. Also, I have subbed the lemon juice for dry white wine a couple of times because I had no lemons. Very good either way.