Friday, April 10, 2009

Chef Chuck's Baked Tilapia

Filetto di Pesce

Tilapia, first steamed in garlic butter and fresh squeezed lemon juice then baked with seasoned breadcrumbs, it's fish Friday. A moist and lemon flavored tilapia, served with a delicate salad. This is a treasured family recipe from Mom's kitchen to yours.

1 pound Tilapia or Cod fish
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
Italian breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wash and pat dry fish, salt and pepper both sides. Heat butter, saute garlic 30 seconds,add fish, lemon juice, salt and pepper. With lid on, reduce heat to a simmer, and steam for 5 minutes. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of fish and broil in oven till golden brown, about 1 minute.


  1. Tilapia is one of my favorites. You even have pretty carrot flowers, too!

  2. Perfect and heart healthy. Love it, Chef Chuck!

  3. Hi Bridgett, I agree!! Thank You

  4. Love Tilapia! What a lovely recipe. Uncle "Chuck" was the name of my godfather... (Cantaneo)

  5. Hi Claudia, Glad you like, with a name like that he had to be a great godfather!! Grazie :)

  6. MMMMMM...easy yat so delicious! Love the salad too!

  7. Hi Sophie, Yes a light yet delicious meal!
    Thank You