Tilapia Scampi

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My husband and I love shrimp scampi. Since tilapia is usually cheaper than shrimp at the store, I concocted this easy recipe to enjoy the flavor of scampi at the price of tilapia!

close up view of Tilapia Scampi fillets garnished with lemon and fresh herbs, with rice and vegetables in the background on a white plate
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 fillets

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 8 cloves garlic, halved

  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Combine the butter, lemon juice, and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave in 10-second increments until the butter is completely melted and the garlic has softened, stirring between each session, about 1 minute total.

  3. Arrange the tilapia in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; pour the butter mixture over the fillets assuring they are all evenly covered. Sprinkle the parsley over the tilapia.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, turning the fillets every 10 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 40 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
37g Fat
2g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 734mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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