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Do you include fish in your meal planning? Tilapia is a great alternative to meat for your family meals, and since it doesn’t have a strong fishy smell or taste, it’s a great first fish for kids (and their parents). I’m trying some new recipes to find keepers for our regular rotation. These 7 Easy Tilapia Recipes have a variety of flavors, with something for everyone to like. Tilapia is so quick to cook, either sauteed on the stovetop or baked, that it’s perfect for busy weeknights.
Garlic Butter Baked Tilapia Fillets from The Better Baker
Butter and garlic is a classic combo that makes anything taste good. This is how I started my kids out on tilapia, since they were familiar flavors that make the flaky fish taste so good. This takes just minutes to prep, then you bake.
Honey Lime Tilapia from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
My kids have always preferred lime to lemon (no idea why), and this honey lime marinade is a great combination of flavors (you can marinate for as little as an hour for flavor). There’s a thin layer of flour (use gluten-free if needed) for a nice coating on this healthy dish.
Baja Tilapia Fish Tacos from Redomestication
After a quick saute and taco seasoning, tilapia becomes delicious tacos. What a great way to add novelty to our Taco Tuesday! This post includes an awesome recipe for fresh pico, but until summer I’ll just use jarred salsa to make this a quick weeknight dinner.
Baked Tilapia Parmesan from The Best Blog Recipes
The combo of mayo with lemon juice and Parmesan is tangy and irresistible. It’s so easy to mix and bake, just prep some rice or pasta while it’s in the oven, add a vegetable, and you’ve got an easy meal done.
Lemon Garlic Tilapia from Andrea Dekker
It doesn’t get any easier! Just layer thawed tilapia in a baking pan with lemon slices and spices. You can even add frozen veggies right to the pan. This simple recipe gets dinner on the table within a half hour.
Almond Tilapia and Broccoli Slaw from MoneywiseMoms
This tilapia recipe is a favorite with my kids because of the crunchy texture of both the almonds and the veggies in the slaw. The tart vinegar in the slaw is a great contrast to the nutty flavor of the fish.
Healthy Chili Lime Tilapia from First Time Mommy
This tilapia is made quickly on the stovetop with some citrus juice and a few spices. So simple and such a great topping for a salad or chopped to use in tacos. Remember that you can thaw frozen tilapia quickly by running the wrapped filets under cool water for a few minutes.
How do you like to serve tilapia?
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