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.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees


  • 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)


  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.


  • Cooking time in all ovens varies; adjust accordingly. 

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Sometimes you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious meal.  Here’s another recipe I made a long time ago that was succulent and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.  You can add steamed vegetables, salad or potato dishes to complement it if you prefer.  I added mine with roasted garlic and herbs couscous. Plain and simple but delicious and satisfying.


*Note:  Make sure the pan is hot enough before adding the fish or it will stick to the pan and falls apart when you flip it.  It wouldn’t be as appetizing as the picture.  The lemon and pepper seasoning already has salt, so use salt sparingly.


  • 3 Tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Weber’s Lemon and Pepper seasoning
  • pinch of salt for each fish
  •  1/2 lemon
  • lemon slices and cilantro for garnish


  1. Season the Tilapia fillets with lemon and pepper seasoning and salt.
  2. Heat a skillet or a pan with a lid over medium heat and coat with olive oil when hot.
  3. Add the Tilapia fillets. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Turn heat to medium-low at this point and turn to the other side.
  5. Squeeze the lemon over the fish.  Cover and let cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the fish is tender.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and cilantro. Serve immediately with your favorite side dish.


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