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

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006
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Cook's Notes

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

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  • 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.
  • scrufffles
    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.

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