Friday, April 4, 2008

Baked Southwestern Talapia

Baked Southwestern Tilapia

Turn on the oven, blend a few spices and dinner is ready before you know it. Feel free to adjust the heat level of the seasonings to your liking. Try this also with swordfish, cod, halibut or trout. Serves 4.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 skinless tilapia fillets, 6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse and pat tilapia dry. In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of tilapia.
Coat a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Arrange tilapia in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle the tilapia with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and bake 7 to 9 minutes or until tilapia is a light golden brown and just begins to flake. Garnish with lime wedges.


*I love the seasoning blend in this recipe and I make up a whole bunch in bulk so that it's always ready in one of my spice jars. I buy my talapia in frozen fillets and I general serve this with wild rice and a vegetable(tonight we had lima beans). It's one of my husbands favorites.


monica said...

I never know what to do with fish. This sounds scrumptious!

Rooster Press said...

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