Baked tilapia seasoned with Cajun and citrus served with a creamy sauce of fresh dill and lemon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Season the tilapia fillets with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning on both sides. Arrange the seasoned fillets in a single layer in the baking dish. Place a layer of lemon slices over the fish fillets. I usually use about 2 slices on each piece so that it covers most of the surface of the fish.

  • Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  • While the fish is baking, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Serve with tilapia.

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Nutrition Facts

283.6 calories; 24.5 g protein; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 58.9 mg cholesterol; 500.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2006
The sauce is great - make it! Because of other reviews of the fish I changed the cooking method and had great success. I used the same seasonings but pan fried the Tilapia filets in a little butter and olive oil. I used medium high heat to get crispy edges. I sprinkled lemon juice over the top - fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2006
Mmph this was okay. I may have used too much seasoning as it completely overpowered the fish. The sauce was mediocre. I make better homemade tarter. Maybe better with a stronger fish tilapia is just too delicate for this in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2006
The sauce is great - make it! Because of other reviews of the fish I changed the cooking method and had great success. I used the same seasonings but pan fried the Tilapia filets in a little butter and olive oil. I used medium high heat to get crispy edges. I sprinkled lemon juice over the top - fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2006
I loved the dill sacue for this recipe. The fish itself was ok, and it would have gotten less stars had it not been for the dill sauce. It was great, and I only made 2 fish fillets but kept the dill sauce the same so I could use it on my steamed asparagus. It tasted great on both the fish and asparagus. I used plain fat-free yogurt instead of sour cream, and light mayo. That way I could feel better about eating so much of it. ;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
This was pretty good. I realized as I was prepping that I was out of cajun seasoning so I just used a little garlic powder and crushed red pepper. I am also wary of drying the fish out as has happened to me too often so I put a little butter on before seasoning. Made the sauce exactly as the recipe calls for. I found it to be just a little tart but the family seemed to like it. (I tend not to put lemon on my fish so I'm probably biased) Was very easy so I'll make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2011
This would have been just another fish recipe if not for the sauce; serving the two together exceeded any expectations I might have had. The only helpful hint I would even dare to suggest would be to make the sauce the day before to allow the flavors to marry and to serve at room temparture. Outstanding recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
Excellent recipe! Loved the dill sauce! I did add a bit more garlic powder than called for I used about 1/4 tsp. instead of 1/8 tsp. I didn't have fresh dill so I used 1 Tsp. dry dill instead. I also used Old Bay seasoning instead of Cajun seasoning on the fish. Make the dill sauce ahead of time to let the flavors marry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
Every now and then I come across a recipe that far exceeded my expectations and this was one of them. Whoa was this good! We blackened the tilapia with the Cajun seasoning in a cast iron skillet on the charcoal grill something we always enjoy. The dill sauce (which I served at room temperature) while very good was nothing unique or special on its own. But put the two together and you've got something extraordinary! The spice of the seasoned fish tempered and mellowed by the creamy sauce was a sensational combination! Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2006
I love this recipe just for the sauce! I use whatever fish (mahi salmon etc) I have on hand and I don't season the fish. I sub low-fat plain yogurt for the mayo & sour cream and I add WAY more fresh lemon juice & 1/2 tsp of sugar. It is fab and healthy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2006
This recipe is really good! The only thing I didn't like was that the sauce was cold and made the fish cool down really quick. So next time I will heat up the sauce as well. Very good! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I just cooked the fish with salt and pepper and then served it with the dill sauce. Awesome sauce!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2006
Mmph this was okay. I may have used too much seasoning as it completely overpowered the fish. The sauce was mediocre. I make better homemade tarter. Maybe better with a stronger fish tilapia is just too delicate for this in my opinion. Read More
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