Simple Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce

Gather ’round, seafood lovers, for a dish that’s bound to become a staple in your culinary repertoire: Simple Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce. This recipe is a tribute to those hectic weeknights when you crave something light, flavorful, and effortlessly delicious. Inspired by a summer’s end dinner at my grandparents’ lakeside cottage, where the smell of fresh dill and the laughter of loved ones filled the air, this dish brings back memories of simple joys and uncomplicated cooking.

Perfect for anyone from the busy professional to the budding home chef, its difficulty level is as easy as pie – or in this case, as baking a fish.

Simple Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • For the Dill Sauce:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat Oven and Prepare Tilapia

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Brush both sides of each tilapia fillet with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay the fillets on a baking sheet, and top each with a couple of lemon slices.

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Bake Tilapia

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t overcook.

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Prepare the Dill Sauce

While the tilapia is baking, combine sour cream, chopped dill, minced garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

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Final words

And there you have it – Simple Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce, a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. Whether it’s a quiet dinner for one, a romantic meal for two, or even a delightful offering at your next gathering, this recipe promises to delight. Thank you for cooking along with me! Do explore other recipes on this site to satisfy your culinary curiosity. Best of luck in your cooking adventures!


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