Garlic Butter Tilapia Scampi

Succulent, moist, tender, flaky, Tilapia fillets baked and ready in less than 30 minutes.

This melt-in-your-mouth recipe is one of those speedy meals you can prepare for your family on busy nights or when you are not well enough to cook for them.   It’s simple, fast,very easy to prepare, and it’s great paired with your favorite side dishes.  I came up with this when I wanted something different to flavor the fish.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tilapia fillets
  • 1 pouch of McCormick Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi seasoning mix (available at your local grocer)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • grated or shaved BelGioioso Parmesan cheese
  • lime or lemon wedges (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the fillets in the rectangular glass baking dish.
  2. Empty the pouch in a small bowl and mix with olive oil.
  3. Using a serving spoon, scoop the seasoning mixture and drizzle on the fillets until all fillets are all coated with the sauce mixture. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.  This will prevent the fillets from drying out while cooking.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.*  On the 12 minutes mark, remove the baking dish from the oven and topped the fillets with shaved Parmesan cheese. (see note)
  5. Replace it in the oven and bake just until the cheese melts about 30 seconds. Remove from the oven immediately.
  6. Squeeze the lemon over the fillets.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite side dishes.

*Note: 

  • Cooking time in all ovens varies; adjust accordingly. 

That is all for now. Until next time. Thanks for visiting.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Have a great week.

~Anna

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13 thoughts on “Garlic Butter Tilapia Scampi

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  2. Black Tilapia used to be such a mud river fish. But these days…they have bred it so well that it is now red tilapia that is a dish even for wedding banquets. And that I love eating it pan fried or cooked in chilli!! 😊

    • Hi, Jhuls! It’s great you stopped by. Thanks. I always stock up dry spices and sauce mix for emergency. I wasn’t feeling well and felt lazy to be creative and I found a seasoning mix for scampi and I thought it was a great idea to use it with the tilapia. It was indeed delicious. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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