My Favorite Tilapia Recipe

Hi friends! I hope you didn’t mind that I didn’t post for almost two days. Sorry! I’ve been quite busy with a few other projects and haven’t had a minute to sit down to write! “What? You mean you don’t have your posts planned for weeks?” you ask. No, I don’t. I often write my posts the night before. It may be a project or recipe that I photographed last week, but I don’t post them until I feel like posting them. I post based on my mood! Yes, it may cause me to stay up late at night, but it also gives you the real me. The way I’m feeling, what’s going on in my “real” life and what I think you might be interested in. 
Gosh, talk about going off on a tangent! Anyway, I’ve been busy with other projects, one of which I cannot wait to share with you very soon! Nope, it’s not a room in my house. It’s not a piece of furniture. It’s a new site! I’m so excited to tell you all about it. But you’ll have to wait. Just a little longer. 
Okay, let’s get to the post. This is my favorite recipe for tilapia. If you’ve never had it, tilapia is a very mild, light and flakey fish. I combined and modified two different recipes from to come up with my favorite way to serve this fish.
Doesn’t that look delish? 
Here are the ingredients.

For the sauce: 1/4 cup mayo, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill (1 Tbsp dried dill) and a dash of salt.

Combine ingredients in a bowl.
Mix well to combine and refrigerate for at least one hour.
In the meantime, let’s start the fish!
Yes, this is a lot of spices. But most are pretty basic. 
2 Tbsp paprika, 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp celery seed and ground cayenne pepper to taste. About one pound tilapia (4-6 filets), 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil.

Combine spices and mix well.

Place fish fillets in shallow baking dish.

Sprinkle with spices and place in refrigerator for about thirty minutes.

Heat oil in a skillet over med-low heat for 2-3 minutes. Place fish in the pan.
Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish is done. 
Serve with the dill sauce. 

15 thoughts on “My Favorite Tilapia Recipe”

  1. This looks delicious! I'm pinning it and hoping to try it on my family soon. We have yet to find a great fish recipe, so I'm excited to taste this one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That looks pretty good! I wish my kids and hubby would eat fish. It's just me and then I get lazy and don't make it.

  3. I am certainly not a good cook, but this looks like something I could make 🙂 Hubby loves his fish!

  4. I love tilapia. It is so fresh and delicious and simple to prepare. This looks like a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I LOVE this, thanks for posting it. I can't ever find good "cooking fish" tutorials with pictures of what it's supposed to look like, so this will be very helpful! I'm terrible at cooking fish, but this looks yummy and easy so I will try it!

  6. This looks A.MA.ZING! Hubbs & I love Tilapia & are always looking for new recipes. Thank you for yours!

    Chrissy visiting from

  7. Hi there, I just wanted to tell you this recipe looks great! I was searching pinterest for a tilapia recipe and saw this picture… most links back to your site didn’t work but I found it because your picture was labeled scissors and spatulas and I googled it. Thanks for the new tilapia recipe 🙂

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