Baked Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayo. Diana Rattray
    30 mins
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This baked tilapia is rubbed seasoned with a simple spice mixture, A tasty roasted red pepper mayonnaise is the perfect finishing sauce for the tilapia. Drizzle some sauce over each serving or serve it on the side for family or friends to use as they please. If you like some heat, add some Sriracha sauce, cayenne pepper, or chili garlic paste to the sauce.

This tilapia recipe is quick and easy to prepare and bakes in as little as 15 minutes. The mayonnaise mixture gives the mild fish fillets just the burst of flavor they need.

What You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 to 10 tilapia fillets, about 3 to 4 ounces each
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons melted butter or butter flavored nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, light or regular
  • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • dash garlic powder
  • dash onion powder
  • salt, to taste

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the paprika, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
  3. Arrange the tilapia on the baking sheet; drizzle with a small amount of melted butter or spray lightly with butter flavored spray and sprinkle fillets evenly with the spice mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cooked through and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  1. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, chopped roasted red pepper, lemon juice, dashes or onion and garlic powder in a blender (or use an immersion or stick blender). Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste and serve with the fish.

Serves 4 to 6

Reader Comments

"This could be sold in a restaurant! And it's so easy it's crazy! This is by far my favorite fish recipe I've found yet, the hint of roasted red pepper makes the dish! Next time I think I'll leave out the salt in the spice mixture and just use a dash of salt in the red pepper sauce because it was a bit overpowering but I can't wait to make it again!" I.D.

"I made this last night for dinner. This was an instant success. I loved it as an adult and my kids (15 & 12)  couldn't get enough of it. I substituted the red bell pepper for simple red pepper (the kind that goes on pizza) and prepared with brown rice and bruschetta. I had to sneak a plate to bring to lunch today... GREAT RECIPE!" E.T.

"I am so pleased to have found this recipe. I made it just as written except I added 1/4 tsp black pepper. I also only had 6 pieces of tilapia and they used all of the spices. This was the best baked fish I've done yet. ... It was a perfect meal. Very easy dish to make." K.L.

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