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Baked Tilapia with Fresh Herbs

If you prefer, replace the dill in this recipe with another herb such as cilantro, tarragon, or chives.

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  • Servings: 4
Baked Tilapia with Fresh Herbs

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • 4 (6 to 8 ounces each) skinless tilapia fillets
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place fillets on a rimmed baking sheet, flat side down; season generously with salt and pepper. Divide mayonnaise evenly over top of fillets; using a butter knife, spread, coating evenly.

  2. Sprinkle fish with parsley and dill. Bake until opaque throughout, about 15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Reviews (12)

  • ChristyJax 6 Jun, 2014

    Farmed fish can be good. It depends on where the fish are farmed and the practices used. Tilapia isn't all bad either. See this article from Mayo Clinic I think this explains the pros and cons very well.
    I love the mild taste of tilapia and love the flavor the the fresh herbs from our garden. A winner

  • arubachic 2 Jun, 2014

    I'm very surprised that the Martha Stewart team would recommend using/eating tilapia it's one of the worst fish you can eat. Never eat farm raised fish, always wild caught. They're pumped full of antibiotics and have barely any nutritional value.

  • Shanebrook 3 Mar, 2014

    I wrap the tilapia in tinfoil before I bake it: this is best for a non-oily fish. I wrap an oily fish, such as salmon, in parchment paper before I bake it.

  • agmcnamara 20 Dec, 2009

    Easy and delicious. One of our favorite weeknight meals.

  • jdorourk 12 Apr, 2009

    I made this tonight and it was awesome! very easy to make and tasted great.

    i used plain low-fat yogurt instead of the mayo and it tasted great. I served with a side grilled squash and sweet potato.

  • Allysazz 19 Nov, 2008

    so simple yet tastes wonderful. been using the same old recipes for this fish. but now great new recipe. family enjoyed it last night

  • hnations 30 Oct, 2008

    I substitued greek yogurt for the mayo and it turned out deliciously!

  • comwilso 3 Oct, 2008

    Can I use some other ingridient to replace the mayo? I just don't eat the stuff.

  • amandahowell 8 Jul, 2008

    Wonderful and simple.
    It satisfied my craving for battered fish and tartar sauce in a much healthier way.
    Fresh herbs from the garden made the flavors really stand out.
    We will definitely have this again soon.

  • daisysusannah 11 May, 2008

    Was absolutely fabulous. Will definitely make it again. Would try it on chicken too.

  • ehguy11 15 Feb, 2008

    Easy to prepare. It's especially nice to make when I can go to my herb garden in the spring and summer and snip what need!

  • dianefoxworthy 20 Nov, 2007

    Easy and delicious. I served on a bed of wilted spinach sauted with garlic.

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