Ginger Soy Tilapia


12 tilapia fillets (I have a big family)

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons minced ginger

1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

1 serrano pepper chopped

green onion chopped

sea salt

black pepper

*garnish with any vegetables you like or bake with just the marinade

Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over top fillets.

In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and whisk.

Cover over the fillets with the marinate and any vegetables as a garnish. Marinade 30 minutes. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Harissa Spiced Tilapia


Whole tilapia

Harissa Spice Blend

Chili powder


Sea salt

Black pepper



Garlic chopped

1 onion chopped

1 bell pepper chopped

Fresh Tarragon

olive oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Score fish. Rub down with olive oil. Then liberally season top and bottom with spices. Insert fresh tarragon and chopped garlic inside the cavity. Garnish with bell peppers and onions. Bake 20-30 minutes until flesh is fluffy.

Lemon Dill Baked Whole Tilapia


Whole Tilapia

Fresh dill

Chopped garlic


Sea salt


White wine

Olive oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Score fish on both sides.

Stuff fish with fresh dill, lemon, garlic and pour in a little wine. Rub sea salt all over fish. Season both sides with chopped dill, pepper and garlic. Place lemon slices on top. Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake for 30 minutes or until flesh is fluffy and easily pulled from bones. I made rice and sauteed spinach as my sides.

Spicy Baked Tilapia … It’s hot!!


10 filets of tilapia

1 onion sliced

1/2 a green pepper sliced

1/2 a yellow pepper sliced

1/2 a red pepper sliced

1 Serrano pepper finely chopped

1 bunch of cilantro chopped

2 stalks celery sliced

1 roma tomato sliced

Louisiana Cajun Seasoning


onion powder

cayenne red pepper

black pepper

sea salt

chopped garlic with juices

Olive oil

Brush tilapia with olive oil.

Mix the chopped vegetables and cilantro in a separate bowl.

Sprinkle seasoning over top of fish liberally. Now for the cayenne pepper… imagine you are crop dusting the fish. This is so you aren’t putting too much per fish. Remember your serrano peppers will take over the heat aspect.

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Cover the fish in vegetables and chopped cilantro. Sprinkle over chopped garlic.

Bake 20 minutes.

Serve over rice.

Antoinette’s Inspired Baked Tilapia

This recipe was inspired by my best friend. I was so exhausted from work but had a bible study call to get on as soon as I walked through the door. She told me don’t worry about it and she cooked dinner for me and the boys. I was taking notes and she handed me an awesome plate of food. It was not only pretty but tasted amazing! After I got off the call I was like what the heck did she season the fish with?? She was like she just goes in the kitchen and just mixes stuff up. Just randomly cooks soooo good. So I couldn’t wait to try some of her techniques. So this recipe is inspired Miss Antoinette. Hope you try it because it’s quick to make and very tasty!


12 fillets of Tilapia

1 tomato sliced

1 green pepper sliced

1 onion sliced

3 garlic cloves chopped

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Marsala cooking wine

1/2 stick of butter

Sea salt

Black pepper



Rick’s Hot And Spicy All Purpose seasoning (5in1) or Seasoned Salt

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Melt the butter and then combine wine, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and All Purpose Seasoning. Whisk the mix thoroughly. Set aside. Arrange the fish and place the sliced veggies on top. Then pore your butter mix all over the tilapia. Sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika and thyme on top. Bake for 23 mins.

Pan Seared Tilapia with Couscous


So my friend told me I take forever to make anything. Whether it be sandwich or a meal. I can’t help it! I enjoy the whole prepping of the food thing. The chopping and dicing and mixing. It is so cool to me and I view it more like recreation or therapy. Yeah food is my therapy. I imagine the flavors first in my head how they blend together. I think of previous issues I have had with dishes and what I can do to improve. Problem solving so to speak. Well her number one thing is that in my household nothing is done with haste. We take our time getting dressed. Cleaning up. Going to run errands. Everything is always a process. So this time I wanted to prove her wrong. I wanted to make a quick and easy to put together meal. I decided on fish, a salad and couscous. Fish is a super quick unthaw. I’m going to pan sear it. Chop up a salad. Lastly couscous is simple boil and it takes 5 mins to soak up the flavors. So I went into the kitchen like a whirlwind to prove the bestie wrong! LOL.


The Tilapia

Breading- equal parts flour, cornmeal, panko breadcrumbs, 1 egg beaten

Seasoning- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, oregano

Vegetable oil

1 tablespoon of butter

The Couscous

1 cup couscous

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons coconut water

1/4 cup diced green pepper

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup frozen green peas

A few black olives chopped

1 clove garlic finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon turmeric

sea salt and black pepper to taste

Put your tilapia in a large bowl and coat with the beaten egg and lemon juice. Then season to taste with sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder. In a small bowl mix flour, cornmeal and panko breadcrumbs. Batter the fish and pan sear in a skillet with butter and vegetable oil until each side is a golden brown. Remove and place on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the oil. Sprinkle over top with oregano. BOOM!

Now for the couscous. In a small pot, saute onions, black olives, garlic, green peas in a little vegetable oil. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over the veggies and stir. Add water, chicken broth, coconut water, cumin, tumeric and bring it to a boil. Add the couscous and stir quickly. Remove from heat and cover for 5 mins. Let the couscous soak up the mixture. Then after the 5 minutes stir again to make sure the veggies are evenly distributed. Taste it and sprinkle salt and pepper to your preference. POW!

Serve with simple salad of your choice. DONE!







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