Tilapia with Fresh Basil

June 14, 2010 | Filed Under Seafood, Tilapia 

I found this Tilapia with Fresh Basil recipe at the appropriately-named blog  Simple Recipes. True to its name, the dish was not only simple but the ingredients were inexpensive to buy.  Oh! I loved it even more.  All I needed to purchase was tilapia, the cheapest fish at the counter (about five bucks) and fresh basil (no more than two bucks).   After that, my grocery shopping was done and I actually had some change in my purse.  Normally, grocery shopping can be very expensive, especially when there’s a long ingredient list involved.

In this photo, I could have probably chopped or torn my basil leaves into smaller pieces but I was feeling a little lazy at the time. No matter, it still tasted good. I’ve made this wonderful recipe several times and when I didn’t have basil, I used my fave herb, cilantro.  Oh Heaven!   Loved it!

Another great thing about this recipe:  It was fast to prepare. Real fast. Thanks, Simple Recipes!  I’m so loving this tilapia recipe.



Tilapia with Fresh Basil
Simple Recipes


2 fillets of Tilapia
1 teaspoon of paprika
Salt to taste
1 tablespoons of fresh basil chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil


Coat a oven safe dish with olive oil, gently place the fillet of Tilapia and sprinkle with salt, paprika and top with basil. Place in a oven for approximately 15-20 minutes at 375F. Serve hot.



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12 Responses to “Tilapia with Fresh Basil”

  1. A wonderful combination! Yummy!



  2. we love tilapia great price and so many options..lovely recipe


  3. Oh my, I do love the look of this one!

  4. This looks really good. I’ve never had tilapia–is it a mild fish? Looks healthy too. I’ll be trying this one!

  5. I kinda like the look of the big basil leaves.
    Sounds delicious.

  6. This is the time to splurge with basil. Its dark green goes well with the paprika.

  7. Never tried fish in this version, amazing pictures, glad to follow you, do visit my blog if you have time.

  8. a lovely & tasty looking fish dish!!

    Superb & tasty too!

    Many kisses from rainy Brussels!

  9. Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


  10. Hi Paz, I am glad that you like the tilapia :-)

  11. That’s IT?? That’s all you have to do to make this? Of t look for tilapia RIGHT NOW! A Thai place near us always serves tilapia with crispy basil leaves – it’s a great combo.

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