Tarragon infused tilapia, cooked with butter, garlic and apple cider vinegar. Surprisingly fast and easy.

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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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  • In a microwavable baking dish, arrange tilapia fillets in a single layer. Dot with pieces of butter, and minced garlic. Sprinkle over fresh tarragon. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

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  • Turn fillets over, recover, and continue to microwave on high for a further 2 minutes. Remove immediately, sprinkle with apple cider vinegar, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

143.6 calories; 23.4 g protein; 0.4 g carbohydrates; 49.7 mg cholesterol; 94.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
This is delicious - we didn't add the vinegar (which is what I suspect the people who reviewed this poorly didn't like). This is an easy way to prepare fish - we will make often! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2005
Was looking for something fast & easy to do with tilapia and this fit the bill. Substituted 1/2 t dried tarragon for the fresh. Fish was a tad overcooked maybe 3 minutes would have done it? Overall the recipe worked but we just didn't care for the taste. The cider vinegar seemed to overpower the dish. Maybe this should be left off entirely? It's easy but this one won't be a do-over at our house. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
This is delicious - we didn't add the vinegar (which is what I suspect the people who reviewed this poorly didn't like). This is an easy way to prepare fish - we will make often! Read More
(26)
Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2005
Was looking for something fast & easy to do with tilapia and this fit the bill. Substituted 1/2 t dried tarragon for the fresh. Fish was a tad overcooked maybe 3 minutes would have done it? Overall the recipe worked but we just didn't care for the taste. The cider vinegar seemed to overpower the dish. Maybe this should be left off entirely? It's easy but this one won't be a do-over at our house. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
This is delicious - we didn't add the vinegar (which is what I suspect the people who reviewed this poorly didn't like). This is an easy way to prepare fish - we will make often! Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2006
WE TRIED THIS AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREATEST QUICK AND EASY AND VERY TASTY. MY HUBBY DOESNT LIKE TILAPIA BUT HE LOVED THIS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TAMARA THANK YOU Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2007
I liked the way the tilapia didn't have that fishy taste it usually has. I subtracted one minute from the cooking time because you definitely don't want to overcook fish. My daughter didn't like the tilapia but I thought it was delicious (kids can be reluctant to try new dishes especially ones with 'green stuff' so use this recipe for adults unless you have an adventurous kid). I used the version of the recipe for two people and thought that two tablespoons of cider vinegar was just right one for each fish. If you're making more than two servings just pour a tablespoon of vinegar on each fish rather than measuring the total amount. Finally cook it just before serving; don't let it get cold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
We loved this! I used 2 thin filets & they were done with just the 2 minutes. I used dried Tarragon (didn't have fresh) and just a few drops of the vinegar. My husband said "this is good we should make fish tacos with it". I'm going to do that for my lunch today! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
Aurrgh! I meant to take a photo but we ate it too quickly! I am always shy about microwave recipes (especially fish) but was really late making dinner and had exactly a pound of tilapia to cook so I was so happy to find this easy recipe. My 4 year old son said no thank you but my 2 year old ate it up & his portion too. The flavor was perfect. When I flipped the fish though there wasn't any liquid to spread over the 2nd side so I basically repeated the recipe with a little less of everything--it was perfect. We did 2 min on one side & 1 1/2 minutes on the other side--perfect. Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
This is surprisingly good! Like other skeptics I wasn't sure about microwaving fish but I only had a few minutes to come up with something for lunch and I had some tilapia fillets in the fridge. I didn't have any apple cider so I put a splash of lemon juice on each fillet before cooking and fillets were gobbled down by myself and the kids in about the same time it took to cook them! They were especially tasty with fresh tarragon from my garden. My fillets took the full 4 minutes of cooking time but I did check them after flipping them as it seems that other reviewers took only 3 total minutes. Must depend on the thickness of the fillets. I also put a pinch of kosher salt on each fillet after cooking and that made them just perfect. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2008
this was a bit bland. the only thing i did differently was to use dried tarragon instead of fresh. we sprinkled penzey's 4S seasoned salt on it and that helped. it was definitely fast and if you're OK with adding spices after tasting it this is a good quick dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
I had no idea you could microwave fish. This is a 5-star recipe for what it is--quick microwave cooking. It came out perfectly. I went light on the apple cider vinegar because of some negative comments in the reviews and I ended up adding more after I started eating it. The flavor blended very well with the other flavors and next time I'll put the whole amount on right away. I used dried tarragon but would love to try it with fresh. I'll make this again and again. Read More
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