Photo of Broiled tilapia by WW

Broiled tilapia

Total Time
13 min
8 min
5 min
The beauty of delicate white fish like this is that it is quick-cooking, so dinner can come together in a matter of minutes. Turn to this basic recipe when you are preparing other types of fish such as halibut, flounder, sole, and even shellfish. Lime juice instead of lemon juice is another good swap, though truly any citrus juice works beautifully. Consider sprinkling with chopped fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or basil just before serving for an extra pop of flavor. Eat this with a fork or wrap the fish in a warm corn tortilla or cool lettuce leaf to enjoy with a squeeze of lime, Baja-style.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Uncooked tilapia fillet

20 oz, four 5 oz fillets

Table salt

½ tsp, or less to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

Garlic herb seasoning

2 tsp


  1. Preheat broiler. Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer fish to prepared pan and drizzle with lemon juice; sprinkle garlic herb seasoning over top.
  4. Broil until fish is fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Yields 1 fillet per serving.


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