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Tilapia Broiled with Herb Butter

Looking for easy fish recipes? You have found one! This super fast tilapia dish is mild and delicious, too!

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  • 1 1/2 pounds tilapia fillets
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (or use half extra virgin olive oil and half butter)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or use 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or use 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
  • lemon wedges to serve (optional)

Serves 4

  1. Arrange an oven rack 12 inches beneath the broiler and preheat the broiler.
  2. Line a baking pan large enough to hold all of the fillets in a single layer with aluminum foil so that the foil comes up on all four sides of the pan (to enclose the juices during cooking.)
  3. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper and place the fillets on the baking sheet about 1-inch apart.
  4. Combine the butter or olive oil, basil, oregano, parsley, lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Stir until well combined. (Note: If using fresh basil, reserve a little to garnish the fish before serving.)
  5. Brush the top of each fillet with some of the herb mixture.
  6. Place the tray under the broiler.  Broil the fish (without turning) until opaque in the center, about 4 to 6 minutes. (Watch carefully! If your fillets are thin they will cook more quickly.)
  7. Carefully transfer the fish from the baking tray to individual plates. Pour juices remaining in the foil over the fillets and sprinkle with remaining basil (if any). Serve immediately with a lemon wedge, if you like.

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