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Tilapia with Garlic, Lemon, and Paprika


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Tilapia with Garlic, Lemon, and Paprika

Patricia Reitz

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This quick and tasty tilapia recipe is a great weeknight option. Pop the fillets in the oven while you steam a bag of frozen veggies and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Tilapia with Garlic, Lemon, and Paprika

makes 4 servings

Printable Recipe


  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets

  • 1 lemon, cut in half

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or more to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and place oven rack in center position.

  2. Place tilapia fillets in a single layer on a half sheet pan.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the juice of half a lemon, melted butter, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; brush over fillets.

  4. Cut remaining half lemon into thin slices and add to pan with fillets.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillets (general rule:  cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness).  Fish is fully cooked when it reaches 145F.