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Keep It Clean Tilapia Recipe

Keep it Clean Tilapia

**NOTE FROM KELLI:  This is my #1 most popular recipe on this site!  Be sure to go see the rest of the top ten most popular recipes at Southern mom Cooks!

From Minnie: Satisfy your taste buds and set your metabolism on fire with this delicious recipe! Cayenne, ginger and mustard are three ingredients that help you burn fat just by eating them!

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Keep It Clean Tilapia Recipe
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Supper in 15 minutes and it isn't take out!
Recipe type: Man Dish
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 tilapia filets, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl combine olive oil, garlic and seasonings.
  3. Dip each filet into the seasoning and place it on the baking sheet.
  4. Pour any remaining seasoning over the filets on the sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10 -12 minutes until fish flakes easily.

*Note:  unfortunately, I used foil instead of parchment paper the first time I made this.  The fish stuck to the foil pretty badly, so I made sure that I used parchment paper this time…and had no problems at all.

*This is pretty spicy as directed…cut back on spices for less daring taste buds.

More Yummy Tilapia Recipes:

  1. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
  2. Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia
  3. Baked Lime Tilapia
  4. Blackened Tilapia Recipe
  5. Tilapia Fish Soup

Resources for this Recipe:

Beyond Gourmet Unbleached Parchment Paper, 71-Square Foot RollSea Best All Natural Tilapia Fillets, 16 OunceTilapia Recipes – 50 Flavorful Tilapia Recipes – Tips in Making Homemade Tilapia Recipes

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. l lloyd says:

    my daughter loves this recipe. Thanks!

  2. Made this tonight alongside some asparagus and Trader Joe’s rice medley….yumm!!

  3. Love tilapia because it’s so versatile. Visiting from the pin me party and just pinned!
    Vicky @ Mess For Less´s last blog post ..Saint Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids – Make a Votive

  4. We have LOTS of speckled trout– would this recipe work with that?

  5. Used some wild cod for this recipe and it turned out great…… out for that tilapia…..know where it comes from or you’ll be eating God knows what.

  6. I love tilapia and I’m always looking for ways to cook it. Thanks. Linda

  7. This looks so yummy!

    My kids will eat salmon just fine, but Tilapia has not been so popular at my house. I may have to try this again.
    Crystal & Co´s last blog post ..Weekly Meal Plan: Real Easy Recipes (Week 177) #howtomealplan

  8. Loved it, mellowed the spices and added a touch of honey to entice my kids, 1 and 4, they LOVED it! thanks… roasted squash along side for the same amount of time, over rice. perfect summer recipe. btw, I laughed so hard at the “type of dish” being a “Man Dish” hahaha. Typos can be so awesome sometimes.

  9. How did you know I am looking for light recipes? The dreaded “corporate” Christmas party is right around the corner!
    Sandy @Southwestgirl´s last blog post ..Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Dippers with Pizza Tomato Soup

  10. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen´s last blog post ..Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-27-13

  11. Hi Kelli,
    Saw this at Miz Helen’s and had to come see more. Anything with a title ‘clean eating’ has me interested, lol. Love the flavours you’ve incorporated. I can see why it’s so popular.
    Great blog you have here. I’m a new follower!

  12. Hi Kelli,
    I can see why this would be a favorite, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen´s last blog post ..Full Plate Thursday 1-9-14

  13. This sounds like a great tilapia recipe. I am adding this to my to try list.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  14. Love me some tilapia!!! Found your recipe at Six Sisters Stuff. I am one of the hostesses of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link
    Lori Hart´s last blog post ..Tasty Tuesdays 44 – Let’s Party!!!


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