Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oven Baked Tilapia with Butter, Lemon, and Chervil

Oven Baked Tilapia with Butter, Lemon, and Chervil - ButterYum
This is a really easy way to prepare tilapia.  The recipe calls for dried chervil (or parsley), making it a great dinner option when you don't have fresh herbs in the house.  And it's fast too - from start to finish, you can have this dish on the table in about 30 minutes.  It's a must try.

Oven Baked Tilapia with Butter, Lemon, and Chervil
Printable Recipe
serves 4

8 tilapia fillets (fresh or thawed)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil (see note below)

Preheat oven to 375F.  Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Place fish fillets in a single layer, overlapping slightly.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Melt butter and stir in lemon juice; pour over fillets.  Bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the of the fillet reaches 140F.  Remove casserole dish from oven and sprinkle fillets with dried chervil; rest 5 minutes before serving.

Note:  Chervil, which is related to parsley, has a delicate flavor and is used extensively in French cuisine.  Parsley may be substituted.


  1. We had this last night:) With a different herb though..so good isn't it?

  2. I always need a quick dinner - looks delicious!

  3. Doctor says we need to eat more fish- this looks delicious and easy! :)

  4. Great recipe. Perfect for a weeknight. Light and healthy.

  5. This is my daughters "death row" meal served with white rice, asparagus & bernaise sauce.


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