It’s a great option for a quick dinner.The frozen fillets should be coated with a fast blackening seasoning and rub.The fish will be slightly charred on the edges when baked.You can make a butter and lemon sauce from the frozen fillets.Before serving, put the sauce over the fish.Place the frozen tilapia in foil packets with sliced vegetables for a fun way to eat dinner.As they cook, the fish and vegetables will steam.You can eat a complete meal by opening the packets.
Step 1: Prepare a sheet pan by preheating the oven to 450 F.
The pan should be lined with aluminum foil.The extra-virgin olive oil should be rubbed over the foil with a pastry brush.While you prepare the fish, set the pan aside.
Step 2: The blackening seasoning should be mixed in a small bowl.
If you want to make more than you need for the recipe, you can store it in a container for several months.Salt, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper are included in the seasoning.
Step 3: The tilapia should be washed and dried.
Take out 1 pound of frozen fish and rinse them under cold water.Put the fish on the pan with paper towels.
Step 4: There is oil and blackening mix.
The fillets should be brushed with the remaining olive oil.Sprinkle the blackening seasoning on both sides of the fillets.Rub the seasoning into the fish.
Step 5: If you want to bake the tilapia, spray it with cooking spray.
If you don’t have cooking spray, use a pastry brush to give the fillets a light coating of extra-virgin olive or canola oil.The fish should be cooked in the oven until they turn dark brown.
Step 6: Remove the fish and serve it.
If you drag a fork across the center of the fish, you can see if it’s done cooking.If the fish is easy to flakes, it’s done.The fish should be returned to the oven for another 5 minutes.The blackened tilapia can be served with tartar sauce, hushpuppies, and coleslaw.The tilapia should be refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.
Step 7: Grease a baking dish and preheat the oven.
To prevent the fish from sticking, spray the baking dish with cooking spray.While you prepare the fish, set the dish aside.If you don’t have cooking spray, you can use melted butter or olive oil.
Step 8: Place the melted butter, garlic, and lemon in a container.
Place unsalted butter in a microwave-safe bowl.The butter should be microwaved for 30 seconds.Remove it from the microwave and put it in a bowl with the garlic, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Step 9: Place the frozen fish in the baking dish.
Sprinkle salt and ground pepper on the fillets to make them taste better.The seasoned butter should be poured over the fish in the baking dish.
Step 10: The fish can be baked for 20 to 30 minutes.
Put the baking dish in the oven and cook the fish.If the fish is not done, drag a fork through it.The fish should be fine if it is cooked.Return the fish to the oven and bake it for another 5 minutes before checking again.The cooking time for fresh or thawed tilapia should be reduced to 10 to 12 minutes.
Step 11: You can serve lemon butter tilapia.
Remove the fish from the oven and sprinkle it with parsley leaves.The hot fish can be served with steamed rice, roasted vegetables, and lemon wedges.The fish can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Step 12: Remove the foil from the oven and place it in the bin.
Put 4 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil on your work surface.To keep the fish from sticking, spray the non-shiny side of the foil with cooking spray or brush them with olive oil.If you’re using regular foil, you may need to double the foil so it’s strong enough to hold the vegetables.
Step 13: The tilapia should be washed and dried.
Put the frozen fish under cold water.Put them on a plate and use paper towels to dry them.If you’re using thawed fish, you don’t need to rinse or dry it.
Step 14: The fish should be placed on the foil with butter and lemons.
Place a piece of foil in the center of a frozen fish.This should be done for each fillet.Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fish.Get rid of the butter by slicing it into thin pieces.Top each of the fillets with butter and lemon slices.
Step 15: The chopped vegetables should be mixed with olive oil and seasonings.
Put 1 thinly sliced zucchini, 1 sliced bell pepper, and 1 chopped tomato into a mixing bowl.Put 15 grams of olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle salt and black pepper over them.When they’re combined, stir the vegetables.Substitute your favorite vegetables for the ones listed here.Instead of a tomato, use a summer squash.
Step 16: The foil packets should be sealed with the vegetable mixture.
The vegetable mixture should be put on top of the fish.The foil should be folded up towards the middle.To seal the foil in the center, fold the sides together.To seal it completely, roll the ends of the packet together.
Step 17: For 30 to 40 minutes, bake the foil packets.
The foil packets should be put on the oven rack.If the fish is not cooked after 30 minutes, remove the packets from the oven.Carefully open a packet to let the steam escape and drag a fork over the center of the fish.It should be easy to flake if it’s finished cooking.If not, put the packet in the oven and cook it for 5 to 10 more minutes.
Step 18: The fish should be removed and served with vegetables.
Remove the foil packets from the oven.If you want to serve the fish and vegetables directly from the packet, set 1 packet on each serving plate.Guests can open their foil packets.Transfer the vegetables and fish to a container.The leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.