This is a really easy way to prepare tilapia. The recipe calls for dried chervil (or parsley), making it a great dinner option when you don't have fresh herbs in the house. And it's fast too - from start to finish, you can have this dish on the table in about 30 minutes. It's a must try.
Oven Baked Tilapia with Butter, Lemon, and Chervil
8 tilapia fillets (fresh or thawed)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil (see note below)
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish fillets in a single layer, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt butter and stir in lemon juice; pour over fillets. Bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the of the fillet reaches 140F. Remove casserole dish from oven and sprinkle fillets with dried chervil; rest 5 minutes before serving.
Note: Chervil, which is related to parsley, has a delicate flavor and is used extensively in French cuisine. Parsley may be substituted.