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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.2
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.0 mg
  • Sodium: 116.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 26.1 g

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Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Submitted by: JENNAGUERRA
Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Introduction

I don't like fish much, but I love this baked tilapia recipe! I think the sauce can be used with other fish/seafood. I don't like fish much, but I love this baked tilapia recipe! I think the sauce can be used with other fish/seafood.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 tilapia fillets
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp butter or margarine
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1 tsp dried parsley flakes
    Dash of salt
    Cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Melt butter in microwave.
Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and parsley and saute for a few minutes.
Pour over tilapia fillets in baking pan.
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top of fish.
Bake in preheated oven for about 13 minutes, and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes.





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  • Incredible!
    55 of 56 people found this review helpful
    Tilapia is one of my favorite fish because it's so mild and flaky. The sauce is great, and I added capers to give it just a little something extra. You've got a real winner with this one! Thanks for sharing!!! - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 43 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful but I'll use fresh garlic in place of garllic powder and omit the salt. - 8/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 37 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I made it with some brown rice and Asparagus Asiago (recipe here on SparkRecipes!). It was a nice combination. Instead of tilapia we used salmon (they were out of tilapia at the store we went to) and it was still delicious. We eat fish regularly so this is a keeper. Thanks! :o) - 1/12/09

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  • Very Good
    33 of 33 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous! I didn't broil it at the end because it looked perfect and I didn't want to risk drying it out. I added extra cayenne because I love spicy food. It was great! Very moist! - 4/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    This was so simple and really delicious! I served it with whole wheat thin spaghetti mixed with spinach sauteed in garlic and a small amount of olive oil. Very great recipe! I will definitely make it again! - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely do not like fish, but thought I would give this a try. I used walleye as my husband had returned from a fishing trip and I loved it! - 3/2/09

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  • 21 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe, but I modified it a little. I took out the garlic salt and just used garlic, because when you use garlic salt, you get more salt than garlic. I just thought everyone might like to know that. - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    We do almost the same recipe only we wrap it in foil and bake it on the grill with the catch of the day when my son goes fishing - always delicious! - 8/11/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. Reminded me of scampi flavors. I did modify just a bit. I used Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning instead of cayenne, and Old Bay instead of salt; I added 2 t of garlic and 1 t of garlic powder instead of garlic salt; and I used 2 T of lemon juice. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is a very mild tasting fish.It is so fast and easy to make.When time is limited, this is the recipe you want to make! - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    An easy and fabulous dish! I pretty picky when it comes to fish, which is why I avoid cooking it myself. However, this recipe was easy and fabulous. I used mahi mahi, the juice of 2 meyers lemons which are sweeter than other lemons, and butter. Serve with rice to savor the yummy sauce! - 3/31/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was pretty good! I also made it with the asparagus asiago, at someone else's recommendation, and it was a good combination. - 2/27/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good and a nice, delicate flavor. I served with Wild Rice and a broccoli carrot mix. I would make this again. - 12/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love fish and even better with lemon and lots of garlic. I wonder how it would be to grill it? That has become my favorite Thanks for sharing this. - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Only 1 person in my 7 person household really likes fish.
    All of us enjoyed this recipe. This is excellent and I will cook it more often. - 8/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used a medium onion sliced thinly and the lemon that I got the juice from to spread over the fish, along with about 1/2 tsp. of Lemon pepper. I also do this with salmon and then I add some olive oil. (I also switched the margarine for Smart Balance) Talk about moist and YUMMY! Make extra. - 7/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    people need to start putting what they served things with... this fish was fantastic. but next time I'm not going to use as much lemmon juice. it was a bit tangy, but took the bite out of the cayenne. anyway... I served this over wild rice and steamed broccli. - 12/2/08

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  • Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this minus the margarine and with only 2 tsp of olive oil.. it turned out great... with the recipe as written it has over 43% fat...way to high.. - 7/2/09

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  • 6 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good enough to try!
    Maybe add some real garlic cloves, crushed or diced up!
    081209 - 12/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make this every week and add a little white wine, garlic and toasted sesame seeds. Please ignore warnings about eating this fish as the warnings that were recently in the press are totally unfounded. While not a source of omega 3 not enough fat to be as bad as bacon or hamburger. Very tasty! - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It's quick, it's easy, it tastes fabulous, and it's low-cal. Who could ask for more? Thank you so much for posting it. - 10/21/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Used garlic powder for garlic salt & unsalted butter instead of "spread," then omitted the sauté step (dirty another pan! no thanks) and it turned out great on 4 oz salmon fillets. Cayenne pepper really distinguished it from the usual treatments for fish. - 4/4/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great tasting loved it - 6/8/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We loved it! Next time, I'll use white or black pepper instead of the cayenne, though. - 3/20/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    It wasn't bad, but it was very bland. I won't make again. - 12/12/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but not healthy at all with the country crock (hydrogenated oils!). Use real butter or double the olive oil. - 11/11/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I marinated the tilapia in lemon juice, fresh minced garlic, salt , fresh parsley and old bay seasoning for about a day and stuck it under the broiler for abou 15 minutes. it was fabulous. - 11/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I modified it a bit and put the cayenne in the saute pan and sprinkled it with Old Bay instead. A little white wine in the saute also made a nice flavor addition. Love it, easy to make and very very tasty! - 9/16/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this recipe yesterday and Im having it for lunch today and tomorrow. I just did 2 fillets and it was yummy!! Im not a big fish fan but enjoyed this dish! Will def make again! - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a great meal tried last night family loved it. - 6/20/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was quick and easy. We typically like lemon, so I added 4 Tbls of Realemon juice instead of the 3. That was definitely TOO much, but that was my bad, not the recipe. And I think I'd add a bit more cayenne. I was too cautious on that this time. The recipe itself was tasty. - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely delicious. - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make and extremely delicious. Thanks for a new favorite recipe! For a tip, I used the light butter versus regular which cuts a few calories off:) - 5/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner thinking I would be the only one eating it, but the family loved it! I used catfish and Promise fat free butter in my recipe and it came out perfect. Awesome Recipe. - 4/15/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Replace the cayenne pepper with Old bay seasoning and this dish rocks. - 2/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUM!! It's also great with sliced ginger and a tad of sea salt!!! - 2/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love fish and this has a very good flavor. - 2/9/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do like fish but put this on shrimp and it was great..will try it on chicken also - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, I ate this over rice and it was perfect. My picky boyfriend even liked it! - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would use real butter instead of a spread, but the tilapia I have cooked before was absolutely delicious. I'm looking forward to trying it this way. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it was the easiest and best fish i ever made.very simple but tasty. - 10/21/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We LOVE this recipe. Really, really good.
    Vicki - 8/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We may something very like this, but with olive oil instead of spread, by wrapping the filets in foil and cooking them on the grill. - 8/10/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This just became the first fish meal I've ever cooked on my own. It impressed the house with it's spicy/savory combo - I'll definitely be making it again! - 4/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I did not saute or broil at the end. I used garlic salt instead of garlic powder and salt, and skipped the Cayenne because I didn't have any. Delish!! - 4/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this a lot, and it is very good with all kinds of fish. I use real butter or all olive oil - never margarine with its trans fats. - 4/2/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I know this sounds crazy, but my husband and I made this and instead of baking it in the oven, you wrap it really tight in foil and run it through one cycle of the diswasher. It steams it perfect. Very tender and tastes great. Hold the soap though!!! - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love the garlic flavor. Served with whole grain brown rice and broccoli. Great! - 4/2/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, yummy, yummy! Made this for the week upcoming, wow! - 8/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recipe tonight, but I will do a little moderation such as instead of garlic salt, i will use garlic powder, and instead of cayenne pepper I will use Ms. Dash. The recipe sounds great - 8/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor and easy instructions. Huge hit at my house! - 4/30/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe, flavorful & moist. - 4/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic................thank you. - 4/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it. This is quick and easy!!! It was delicious with fresh green beans and sweet potatoes. It will make again! - 4/5/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love fish and this recipe gave me one more exciting way to enjoy. I loved the taste. Great recipe has become one of my favorites - 3/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    simple and is not fishy - 3/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing!!!! I liked it spicy so i put a lot of the cayenne. It was SO GOOD!!! I will definitely be making this again! - 3/18/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used haddock and garlic. It was pretty bland. - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    five stars.......this is so gooooooood! - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good and full of flavor! - 3/5/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a big hit with my boyfriend who is not much of a fish eater. - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love fish, and this is awesome - 2/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is excellent! Thanks!! - 2/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great, easy meal! - 1/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I did not have talapia so substituted Flounder and it was very good..will try this with shrimp. Served with rice. - 1/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely a great recipe--especially the sauce. I would use for any white fish except orange roughy. - 12/23/08

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I just love Tilapia and can't wait to try this recipe.
    I might substitute garlic powder for the garlic salt though...everything else sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :o) - 8/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner tonight.. I really enjoyed the flavor. Very light flavor on the fish.. Will make again.. Thank you for sharing - 4/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was wonderful! we aren't too big on fish but we couldn't eat it fast enough. even my picky hubby LOVED it. - 4/17/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! Instead of garlic salt though, I just used two cloves of garlic and sauteed that in the oil. turned out very yummy. - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! So easy to prepare also! - 4/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nice simple recipe...my fav - 4/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So so good! - 4/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used black pepper instead.It was very good. - 4/6/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cut the margarine and oil to a total of 2 tsp olive oil. Sauteed shallots with fresh garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. The fish market was out of tilapia so I used rock fish. I will make this recipe again and again. I had the leftover for lunch today and it was just as good! - 4/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. He said it was very easy to do (he's the fish cook) in the house. Thank you for a wonderful, quick recipe. - 4/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    m m good - 4/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely make again. I made it with fresh garlic, peppers and red onion sauteed on the stove top. The cayenne was a nice touch. Will add more cayenne next time. - 4/2/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious - 4/2/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sound great! Can't wait to try it! - 4/2/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We love tilapia so this is a must try. - 4/2/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fresh garlic was used here as well and it gave it a whole new taste. - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it, but then talipia is one of my favorite seafood. This added a "boost" to my regular way of cooking. - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is a great basic way to prepare fish. I love the idea of adding capers. - 4/2/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love fish, and done this way is delicious. - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT! - 4/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe....... will definitely make over and over again! - 4/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love tilapia..thanks for the new spin on it! - 4/20/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this sounds good can't wait to try it.. - 4/10/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We love fish but really did not like this recipe. Juice of one lemon was way too much. Could only taste lemon and no fish so not that good for a real fish lover like us. Smelled wonderful while cooking but not impressed with the final taste. - 3/27/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Will try, thanks! - 3/14/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will be trying this for dinner tomorrow, but I know I will love it. Looks like it will be great! - 9/11/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very Yummy !!!! - 9/11/08

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  • This was excellent! I used fresh tilapia and it really made the difference. Great flavor, so simple yet so delicious. I omitted the butter though and added a little bit more olive oil. Would definitely make this again - 8/10/14

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  • I added a maple balsamic vinegar in with the sauce and it tasted phenomenal and I didn't have cayeene pepper so I used paprika and still came out great! My boyfriend normally doesn't like fish at all, but he loves this recipe! :) - 8/4/14

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  • This is a great recipe! The fish turned out perfectly. I used fresh garlic and it browned nicely on top of the fish in the oven. Will save and make again and again! - 5/18/14

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  • Rich, flavorful, and satisfying. I don't like fish, but this was delicious! - 5/10/14

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  • This was amazing!! With rice and green beans, It made a perfect dinner. - 3/5/14

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  • The whole Family loved it !! - 1/10/14

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