How to cook Lemon Pepper Tilapia fillets

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When you have a craving for fish, try lemon pepper tilapia fillets. Tilapia is a healthy source of low-calorie protein, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B-12, niacin and selenium. It’s also toxic-free and low in fat, and it cooks quickly and melds with many different favors. Lemon pepper tilapia can work for a family meal or a party. To make lemon pepper tilapia fillets, you can use either lemon juice and pepper or lemon-pepper seasoning from the spice rack.

How to cook Lemon Pepper Tilapia fillets
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Things You'll Need

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
Step 1

Thaw the tilapia filets in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.

How to cook Lemon Pepper Tilapia fillets
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Step 2

Remove from packaging. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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Step 3

Coat the four fillets with 3 tbsp. of lemon juice. Grind fresh pepper over both sides of the fish. Cut one lemon into eight slices.

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Step 4

Put a slice of butter in the center of a piece of aluminum foil. Place a fillet on top. Put two slices of lemon on the fish. Fold the sides of the foil in to cover the fish. Repeat for each fillet.

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Step 5

Put the packets on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

How to cook Lemon Pepper Tilapia fillets
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Step 6

Remove from packets, plate and serve the fish immediately.

How to cook Lemon Pepper Tilapia fillets
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