Tilapia is an inexpensive fish that’s easy to prepare, and its mild flavor is a blank slate. Shake on a few spices, put it in the oven for 15 minutes, and you’re done! I served this to dinner guests with sauteed vegetables and a mashed squash-potato mix.
I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet, and this recipe is foolproof. Buy a bunch of fillets when they’re on sale, freeze them in zip-top bags, and pull one out the night before you want to bake it. I used Italian herbs here, but cumin, ginger, or coriander would also be wonderful.
- olive oil spray
- 2 tilapia fillets
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- dried thyme
- sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and cover with olive oil spray.
- Place the fish on the baking sheet and cover with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with the herbs and salt.
- Bake for 15 minutes for 1 to 4 fillets. For more than 4 fillets, add an additional 3 to 5 minutes to the baking time, until the fish is opaque throughout.
Serves 2. Active time 10 minutes; total time 25 to 30 minutes.