This freshwater fish has been a food staple in Africa for centuries. It is prepared like flounder or snapper.


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Cook's Notes

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

Reviews (12)

97 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 3
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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
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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.
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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.
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Easy and delicious. One of our favorite weeknight meals.
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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.
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so simple yet tastes wonderful. been using the same old recipes for this fish. but now great new recipe. family enjoyed it last night
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I substitued greek yogurt for the mayo and it turned out deliciously!
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Can I use some other ingridient to replace the mayo? I just don't eat the stuff.
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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.
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Was absolutely fabulous. Will definitely make it again. Would try it on chicken too.
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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!
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Easy and delicious. I served on a bed of wilted spinach sauted with garlic.