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Entrée Seafood Tilapia

Baked Tilapia and Tomatoes

It’s Lent again, which means lots of people are looking for more delicious meatless meals  to add to their repertoire.  This super easy tilapia recipe is perfect for a Friday night after a long week at work.  All you have to do in combine all your ingredients, pour it over the fish, and put it in the oven.  So simple!

I (accidentally) left the EVOO out of this recipe, but it still came out great.  Feel free to add a couple of tablespoons of it to the tomato mixture if you’d like though! I also only used 2 filets since it’s just me and my husband.  But don’t worry – there is definitely enough sauce to make 4 filets.

I served my fish over pearled couscous.  It was the first time I made pearl couscous.  I’ve had it before oddly enough only at buffets.  I really like the consistency of it though.  It’s sort of fun!  It definitely takes longer to cook than your standard 5 minute couscous though, so if you’re really in a rush, go with the normal kind.

Before buying the Tilapias for this meal I recommend you to take a look to this comparison Buying Fish Online Vs From Supermarket.


Start by preheating your oven to 350°…

  • Mince up 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Pour 1 small can of diced tomatoes flavored with basil, garlic, and oregano into a small bowl.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Pour in ½ teaspoon dried oregano.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Add about the same amount of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add most of the juice from ½ of a lemon.  (Save a little!)
  • Mix well to combine everything.
  • Spread a little bit of the tomato mixture on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place two tilapia filets on top.
  • Squeeze the remaining lemon juice on to the fish.
  • Pour the remaining tomato mixture over the fish.
  • Bake until opaque and cooked through, anywhere from 20-30 minutes.
  • While the fish bakes, chop up a little parsley.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top of the fish.

Serve the fish over pearl (or regular) couscous.




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Baked Tilapia and Tomatoes (serves 2)


  • 1 small can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • juice from ½ a lemon, divided
  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Combine the diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and most of the lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Spread a little of the tomato mixture onto the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place the tilapia filets on top.
  • Squeeze the remaining lemon juice on top of the fish.
  • Spoon the rest of the tomato mixture over the tilapia.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the tilapia is opaque and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top of the fish before serving.

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