By Jodee Weiland
Whenever you are short on time and need a quick but healthy meal to make, this meal is what you need, Lemon Butter Tilapia Fillets.
My husband and I try to be health conscious in our food selections for meals. One way to do this is to prepare fish for meals. Everyone knows that fish is healthy, but with busy schedules and the daily insanity that most families run into trying to coordinate schedules and meals, sometimes you need that quick go to meal that is easy to prepare, delicious, and fast. That’s why I call Lemon Butter Tilapia Fillets one of my delicious, healthy, and easy back-up meals when things get hectic in our house. If you try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to prepare and even more surprised at how good it tastes.
3 to 4 frozen tilapia fillets (approximately 4 ounces each)
3 to 4 teaspoons or more whipped unsalted butter
Durkee Grill Creations Citrus Grill seasoning
1 lemon freshly squeezed juice or more to taste
Butter spray to prepare baking dish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Use butter spray on rectangular baking dish. Rinse frozen fillets, but it is not necessary to thaw them. Then arrange fillets in baking dish. Put about 1 teaspoon of whipped unsalted butter, more or less, in pieces on top of each filet. Then sprinkle each filet with the Citrus Grill seasoning to taste. Place baking dish in oven and cook for 15 to 17 minutes. Halfway through cooking, about 8 to 9 minutes, drizzle fillets with the desired amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Continue to bake for the remaining 9 to 10 minutes.
When finished cooking, serve fillets with a vegetable of your choice. I use steamed green beans or broccoli because they blend well with the lemon butter flavors of the tilapia. This dish is excellent served with a nice Riesling wine. We love this dish because it is easy to prepare and cook, allowing you to serve dinner in less than a half hour. When you add the lemon juice, have your vegetables ready to be steamed. The steamable vegetables for the microwave make this meal the almost work free. It is a delicious meal to prepare when time is short and you want something easy but healthy to serve for dinner. We love it. Hopefully, you will, too. Enjoy!