Yes, I know, I did a tilapia post a week ago. But, we bought a two-pound bag of individual frozen filets, and there wasn't much else in the freezer. But, I like this recipe, because it's a quick, easy weekday meal. The fish cooks in 15 minutes. I chose to serve it with frozen veggies and cous cous, which are ready even quicker.
I also like how adaptable the flavors are: the original recipe called for Cajun seasoning (a blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme), but I didn't think it would go well with the lemon and dill flavors in the sauce. I like the Mediterranean seasoning (a blend of rosemary, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon and salt), but many other seasoning blends would work well.
This recipe makes a generous helping of sauce, depending on the size of your fish filets. If you're not one to drown your fish in sauce, cut back on the sauce ingredients by about a quarter.
Mediterranean Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Sauce
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
- 4 tilapia filets
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Mediterranean seasoning
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayo
- 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoon dried dill)
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Season both sides of the tilapia with salt, pepper and Mediterranean seasoning. Bake for 15 minutes, or until fish turns opaque.
- While fish is cooking, combine the mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, dill and garlic powder. Serve each filet with a generous spoonful of sauce.