Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Here is an easy prep for dinner if you are at all handy in the kitchen.

Tilapia ScampiIngredients

-- 3/4 cup butter
-- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

-- 8 cloves garlic, halved

-- 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry

-- 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the butter, lemon juice, and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave in 10-second increments until the butter is completely melted and the garlic has softened, stirring between each session, about 1 minute total.
  3. Arrange the tilapia in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; pour the butter mixture over the fillets assuring they are all evenly covered. Sprinkle the parsley over the tilapia.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, turning the fillets every 10 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 40 minutes total.
Add your favorite pasta or baked potato with steamed vegetables.
Tilapia Scampi - Nutritional Information - Amount Per Serving  Calories: 483 | Total Fat: 36.8g | Cholesterol: 153mg

A crisp fruity lightly chilled chardonnay adds to the 'festivity' of the evening. . . .ehyah.

Note:  If you are fussy where your fish comes from, try to avoid "farmed in a pond" fish.  Never quite sure what the fish are eating from 'the pond' in captivity.
Ocean fresh is always best.   ~~ justin


Radical Joe said...

I baked my tilapia just as your recipe couple weeks ago. It is delicioussssss. Love fish, but getting good fresh fish, we have to go to Tampa.(50miles) When I check the labels, I find so many different countries, and I don't trust any of them, unless I find USA. PBS, had a special on fish, bout 2 years ago. On that report, they said that Shrimp from Thailand, were grown in their sewers. ugh That is why I will only buy if it says USA. You are very fortunate to be so close to the best Seafood in the world.
Bout 10 years ago was in New Orleans, they had Fresh Crawfish and Sister-in-laws family went down to where the boats come in, the best Crawfish I ever had.

J said...

Tasty idea. And now we need a seafood recipe from Gary, who is a hell of a cook.

JustinO'Shea said...

Gary Kelly has left a new comment on your post "WHO'S COOKING DINNER":

I've always been an advocate of butter (or is it 'for' butter?). Anyway, imagine substituting margarine for the butter in that recipe. Ewwwwwwww!

J said...

I just read a long article about Tilapia. Apparently we must avoid fish imported from China, because they are fed harmful chemicals as well as animal waste. The best are from America and Canada.

JustinO'Shea said...

China is "very generous" with their "seafood ponds" where they feed human waste!!!

It has been oft said "Eat shit and die. . "eeewwwwwwies

Gary Kelly said...

Something to remember about recipes like the one for tilapia is that if you're having an outdoor BBQ and there's no oven handy, you can make the sauce in a saucepan over heat instead of a micro, and wrap the fillet of fish in foil to be cooked on the BBQ plate. It works in hot ashes too if you have a campfire.