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Lemon Dill Tilapia

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 6 Tilapia fillets
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika optional for color
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Thaw fish fillets if frozen and pat dry with paper towels. Slice one lemon into slices and remove seeds. Zest the second lemon and save remaining lemon for another use or discard. In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, lemon zest, dill, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  • Spread about 1 teaspoon butter mixture onto each fillet, then top with lemon slice and a sprig of dill or an extra sprinkle of dried dillweed.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.