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Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe

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Check out this Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe if you love fish recipes! It’s the perfect way to get the citrus flavor with a light and flaky fish. Cooking fish is a great way to eat a low-carb and nutritious dinner!

When you can make fish that tastes this amazing, everyone in the whole family will want to gobble it up! It’s so simple – perfect for pairing with steamed veggies, rice, and more.

I think tilapia is one of the best white fish to cook and eat. It has such a light flavoring, and I love the tender and flaky texture.

It’s also super simple to use as leftovers to make tilapia tacos. Anytime I can get more than one meal from a simple recipe, I love that to happen!

Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe

The key to having great fish is to make sure that you don’t overseason it and that you don’t overbake it. Pay attention to the cooking time in the recipe card below – because it’s a great reference.

I choose minimal seasoning for this recipe because it allows the flavors to come through. It’s amazing how little seasoning you have to use when cooking fish!

My boys love eating this tilapia recipe because it tastes “fancy.” I’ll take that as a win any day because it’ll be my little secret how simple it was to cook for them!

How do I know if the fish is overbaked?

Overbaked fish can be challenging to identify at first glance, as the texture and flavor of overcooked fish are often similar to adequately cooked fish. The critical difference lies in the flakiness.

It is likely overbaked if the fish is mushy and dry. Many people also find that the fish takes on an unpleasant rubbery texture when overcooked.

To prevent this from happening, it is generally recommended to cook until lightly browned, and an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit has been reached.

In addition, observe the cooking method to ensure it does not become too hot for the fish; this is particularly important for baking and roasting, which require higher temperatures.

Finally, checking for a slight translucency near the thickest part of the fillet can be helpful when assessing whether or not a piece of fish has been sufficiently cooked.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Citrus Tilapia Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Don’t forget that adding meal planning to your daily routine is the perfect way to stress less. The more you can plan the meals, the more you’ll have time to do other activities you love.

Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Green Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Zucchini Brownies Recipe

Best Fish Recipes:

Once you make this Simple Tilapia Recipe, you can easily add more fish recipes to your meals. The following list proves that cooking fish doesn’t have to be hard!

Here are some of my favorites:

This Thai Coconut Catfish Recipe has a fantastic flavor that you will love!

Make this simple Guinness Battered Fish and Chips Recipe the next time you want something crunchy.

Teriyaki Salmon is a fantastic weeknight meal that is loaded with flavor.

Mango Salsa Salmon is one that you need to add to your monthly meal rotation.

Every time I make this Yogurt Dill Salmon Recipe, it’s been the biggest hit!

Go ahead and double this Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe! Perfect for a taco Tuesday twist.

If you need more ideas, this list of Low Calorie Fish Recipes has them!

What are the best side dishes to serve with tilapia?

Tilapia is a popular and healthy fish option that can be perfectly cooked. When it comes to side dishes, there are endless possibilities!

On the lighter side, a nice citrus salad tossed with arugula, orange segments, and crumbled feta cheese pairs perfectly with baked tilapia.

For something creamier, warm quinoa or rice will contrast nicely with the light texture of the fish.

To complete a perfect meal, roasted vegetables like potatoes or asparagus add an extra flavor.

For heartier eaters looking for something indulgent, go for yummy classic sides like garlic mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese.

But whatever you serve – your guests are sure to love the meal!

More Lime Recipes:

Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe

Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Lime and Ginger Tilapia Recipe is a fast and healthy weeknight dinner. Easy to cook quickly!


  • 2-4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 sliced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 sliced line
  • 1 tbsp of fresh grated ginger (about 1 1/2 inches of ginger)
  • cilantro, optional garnish


  1. Heat the oven to 475 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the slices of lime, ginger, and jalapeno to the top of each fillet.
  3. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
  4. Add cilantro, and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g

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