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Quick Zesty Herb Tilapia

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword quick tilapia recipe, tilapia recipe with herbs, zesty herb tilapia
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 110 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 4 pieces tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 tsp . salt
  • 1/4 tsp . pepper
  • 1 Tbsp .extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon Herb Butter Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp . fresh parsley , minced
  • 1 Tbsp .fresh basil , minced
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Take the fillets and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Over medium high heat, place a skillet with the olive oil for a minute until hot.
  3. Place the tilapia fillets in the skillet and sear them for 3 minutes, flip them and cook them for 2 minutes.
  4. Cover the skillet and lower the heat to medium low. Let the fish cook through completely for about 2 minutes extra.
  5. Remove the fish from the skillet and serve topped with a teaspoon of the lemon herb butter.
  6. Alternatively, you can bake the fish for 10 minutes in the middle rack of a 450 degreed F oven for 10-14 minutes.
  7. Lemon Herb Butter Directions:
  8. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Nutrition Facts
Quick Zesty Herb Tilapia
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 148mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 381IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.