Monday, January 12, 2015

Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia

Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia
It is so much easier for me to make Michael healthy meals. I feel like he just has a plethora of options that I, being a picky eater, do not. But in some ways it makes cooking for him sort of fun-I get to be creative! Improvise! And that is what happened when I made this tilapia.
Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia
First I just wanted to make some sort of baked fish. Then I decided to make a packet I had of Hodgson Mill garlic herb quinoa. Then I was like, "Hey. Let's use some Star garlic cooking oil and cook some spinach up too." So I did those things. And served them. And Michael was like 'Om nom nom."
Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia
The fish is flaky and tender and the little bit of sauce that the tilapia cooks in adds just the right amount of flavor while still keeping this a pretty healthy dish. And I like this recipe because it doesn't smell as fishy as other things do....#realtalk.

Honestly, I'm crazy proud of this recipe-it'll take you no time at all to make (so no excuses for not having time for healthy dinner!), can be easily doubled (if you're entertaining or have a large family), and Michael raved about it. Restaurant-quality eating with all the comforts of home!

Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia

Adapted from Taste of Home's Baked Tilapia 

Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia

Makes 3 servings.
  • 3 (4 oz.) tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • dash of salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • Lightly grease a baking dish (7"x11" or 9"x13" or whatever you have that will comfortably fit the fish) with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
  • Mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Place fish fillets in the prepared dish and lightly coat with the lemon butter mixture. Place in the preheated oven and bake about 15 minutes-until the fish is a solid white and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve with some of the lemon butter sauce that it cooked in!
Baked Lemon-Thyme Tilapia
Michael wants me to make him some more.

Disclosure: As a part of ongoing partnerships I received complimentary product from Hodgson Mill and Star Fine Foods. I was not compensated or require to write a review. All opinions are my own.
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