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Tasty Tilapia Recipe

This tasty Tilapia Recipe can be your ultimate “fast food” on a busy weeknight! Make it today and turn even your pickiest of fish eaters into fans!A tasty tilapia recipe that will turn even your pickiest of seafood eaters into a fan from dineanddish.net

I’ve been blogging for close to 3 years now and apparently I haven’t learned a darn thing in the time that I have been doing this. One of the rules of blogging, according to such pros as Darren Rowse from ProBlogger, is to have a plan for your blog if you are taking a blogging break. Have guest writers, plan some posts in advance to launch while you are on your break, return to your archives and share posts from the past… all of these options are good ones if you plan on taking a vacation from blogging.

If I was thinking ahead of time, I certainly would have done any one of these. The truth is, I didn’t think I’d be gone for long. I thought that I would maybe even be blogging from the hospital bed soon after the baby was born! Then this sweet little pumpkin entered into my life and I suddenly found that I had other things I wanted to focus my time on. The challenge with food blogging is that even if you have the desire to write, the desire to cook may not accompany the writing desire. It seems as if that is the case for me anyway.

Well, for those of you here for a food and the blogging, you will be happy to know that the desire to write and cook is finally returning! I am still completely smitten with our newest addition, but after 2 weeks (can you belive Leah is already 2 weeks old?) we are slowly getting into a bit of a routine and I am finding some time to get back to some normalcy, which includes cooking and writing.

For now, you will have to suffer through some fairly quick and simple recipes as I am not dying to go all gourmet on you right now.  This Tasty Tilapia recipe is so easy, and like many Tilapia recipes, is perfect for a family who is looking to get something delicious and nutritious on the table without taking away from the escaping hours in the day.

Thanks for sticking around during my little blogging break. I can’t promise that my posts will be all that consistent over the next little while, but I will get back to regular blogging very soon! Oh, and if you haven’t recently, make sure to head over to the Mommy Madness site to check out my current posts and videos. If you are in Kansas or Missouri, I’d love to earn your vote!

Tasty Tilapia Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This simple tilapia recipe will turn even the pickiest of fish eaters into fans!


  • Tasty Tilapia (from Recipezaar)
  • 11 min | 5 min prep
  • SERVES 4
  • 1 lb tilapia fillet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • lemon pepper (to taste)


  1. In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, saute together everything except the fish.
  2. Add the fish, and adjust the heat to medium-high. The fish will cook quickly.
  3. Brown each side cooking for 3-4 minutes per side. (adjust temperature if needed).
  4. Be careful not to over-cook the fish.


Recipe adapted from Recipezaar.com

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  1. I’ve been slacking too! You have a good excuse though:) The tilapia looks great, one of my favorite fishies!

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  2. First off, congratulations on the baby :) Second, we LOVE tilapia, and I just bought some this weekend, so I am totally making this tonight! We’re going away tomorrow, so I need to make something I know won’t have leftovers, and they will eat it up! Thanks :)

    Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near Yous last blog post..Reaching out

  3. Welcome back! This does sound tasty and since I’ve never cooked seafood before (I know!!) this looks like it would be a good recipe to start with!

    mariss last blog post..Time to Par-tay: Your Favorite Hours’ Dourves and White Bean & Artichoke Spread

  4. :) I’m glad you are back… but with that beautiful bundle of joy there with you.. who could blame you for taking a break. I don’t think anyone minded at all :) *hugs*

    The tilapia looks wonderful too!

    Jos last blog post..Gnocci with Roasted Asparagus, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

  5. Mmm, tilapia has been one of my favorite types of fish ever since we discovered that it’s one of the cheapest we can buy. ;-)

    That looks really yummy and easy.

    Stephanies last blog post..Hashbrown Casserole

  6. Seriously, it does not feel like two weeks since you posted Pumpkin’s gorgeous photo! I am glad you and your cooking desires are both back and hooray for simple yet scrumptious dishes! We all love them!

    Jamies last blog post..PRETTY IN PINK

  7. Well, it may not be gourmet to you, but we eat with our eyes first, and this looks amazingly gourmet to me! Don’t rush things… get even more smitten first, then worry about us later!

    Janets last blog post..Dark Chocolate Texas sheet cake: sin on a plate…

  8. Simple is good, and you should be focusing your attention elsewhere! Your Leah sure is a beautiful and sweet distraction! :)

  9. what a great dish! thanks for sharing!

  10. Fish was the original “fast food” :0) Sounds yummy!!!!

  11. We love tilapia… like to cook it whole on the grill. Very yummy!

    Karens last blog post..Burgers on the Grill

  12. Sometimes I plan better than others when I’m going to be away. Enjoy that sweet baby! The tilapia looks positively delicious, and like a nice light meal.

    Patsyks last blog post..Ruhlman’s Ratio & Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  13. wow there are blogging rules?! congrats on the baby!

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  14. I can’t believe your little darling is 2 weeks old already! I also can’t believe my Olivia just turned 2 YEARS old! lol! Time flies, that’s the only thing we can be sure about. :) I’ve been such a slacker blog-wise lately, and I don’t even have a good excuse! That dish sounds terrific, just what we need, something easy for those lazy summer days ahead!

    LyBs last blog post..TWD – Chipster-Topped Brownies

  15. I like fish that doesn’t taste like fish… tilapia is one of them! And I often run out of recipes… this one looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Tilapia looks wonderful! Enjoy that new baby; they are small for such a short time.

    SB’s Beas last blog post..Whatever Blows Your Skirt Up

  17. GIRL..you spend as much time with your baby as you can..before you know it Leah will be in High School

    leslies last blog post..Thank You Service Men and Women

  18. I think May is a slow month in the blogosphere, so not to worry! Enjoy your newborn and post when you can. I’m not sure what my excuse is. I’ve only posted 5 entries so far in May. Not my best month…

    Thanks for the tilapia recipe. My hubby loves tilapia, so I’ll fix it for dinner tomorrow night~

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  19. We all understand, the baby comes first!! Your tilapia fits the bill for easy and fast and it looks terrific!

    Bunnys last blog post..Margarita Cupcakes – Cyndy’s Debut Recipe

  20. Well, I must be a horrible blogger because I never get guest posts or plan posts ahead! You deserve a break without thinking about that…who came up with blogger etiquette anyway? If it’s your job I understand, but it’s not your job! :-) I LOVE tilapia…it’s my favorite. I need to make it sometime soon!

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