Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lemon Pepper Tilapia- Tempt My Tummy Tuesday 7-7-09

Back in the day- my family would have a wonderful fish fry of sorts. Sometimes we would have fresh fish and my mom would whip up a batter and fry them right up. It was heavenly. I can still see her in my minds eye standing over the stove. And the smells, my mouth is watering- sigh! Unfortunately, that was one recipe that my siblings and I never asked her for. So I have resorted to making fish a different way whenever the mood strikes and this recipe is one that I threw together after scouring the web for tips and ideas. I hope that you will try it and enjoy it. My whole mob loved it, which surprised me, I thought there would be one who would turn his nose up.
Lemon Pepper Tilapia in foil packets
1 lemon- cut into slices
Tilapia fillets
Kosher Salt- to taste
Pepper- to taste
Lemon Pepper- to taste
Get your foil ready, it needs to be large enough that you can create a little envelope. Click here for a great step by step guide. Place two lemon slices on the foil, then top with a fish fillet. Season with salt, pepper and lemon pepper. Dot with butter. Fold up and bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes. If I had any fresh herbs that day I would have thrown them on top as well. You really can tweak to your family's taste preferences. So simple, so yummy! For more delicious recipes check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed With Grace.


  1. We eat a lot of Tilapia because it is such a mild fish...if it isn't mild I don't eat it. I am going to try it your way.

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  2. We love fish ! Will have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing, blessings to you !

  3. I made Tilapia for the first time last week! I had way to much lemon in mine, so i'll have to try it this way next time!

  4. This recipe looks great. Thanks for sharing your recipe and joining us for the TMTT anniversary today.


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