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Sesame Tilapia Recipe
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Sesame Tilapia

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"Tilapia fillets baked and infused with the flavor of sesame oil can't be beat! If you have the time, cover and marinate in fridge overnight. Serve with a green salad."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Place the tilapia in a bowl, and drizzle with the sesame oil. Season with the garlic, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper. Cover, and marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Transfer the tilapia and marinade to a baking dish, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2005

This was a desperation recipe for me and it turned out great. I put six frozen tilapia filets into a ziploc bag, added about a half cup of sesame oil, a packet and a half of Italian seasoning, a sprinkling of salt and pepper and 3 cloves of minced garlic, then shook the bag up and let the filets marinate and defrost at the same time inside the bag in a sinkful of cold water for an hour. Baked them for 22 minutes and they were perfectly done. My family LOVED them and they had plenty of flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2012

This was very bland and no one in my family enjoyed this although we ate it since it was "okay enough." I prepared this identical to the recipe.

Jan 27, 2007

Very, very nice recipe. We love the subtle flavor that sesame oil gives. A couple of things: I used that lemon pepper shake that you can buy for seafood rather than the Italian seasoning which I thought would clash with the sesame. Worked wonderfully. Also, I sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on the top. Be careful not to overcook and you've got a 5 star recipe!

Jun 08, 2005

THIS RECIPE WAS A HUGE HIT - and my family is extremely finicky. But, I did do a few things differently than the recipe called for. I used fresh herbs (oregano, basil, and parsley) and dried rosemary (but not much). I put everything in a dish when I was making the marinade, then transferred it all to a ziplock bag and put in the refrigerator. I made sure all pieces of fish were coated with the marinade and turned it (the bag) and massaged the fish every 30 minutes for an hour and a half - this was to make sure every peice was good and coated with all of the herbs and spices. Then I took the fish out of the refrigerator, brushed all of the excess marinade (from inside the bag) onto the fish with a basting brush and enclosed all of the fish in an aluminum foil "tent" and put it in a glass baking dish. The fish fell apart when it was done (about 40 minutes at 345- 350) and the juices were inside the foil bag with the fish. I WILL DEFINATELY MAKE THIS AGAIN! BRAVO to the creator of this recipe!

Dec 10, 2003

This was very tasty. I didn't use the exact amount of seasonings or oil ( just sort of sprinkled on what looked right). The only addition I made was to sprinkle the fish with sesame seeds before baking. Next time I think I am going to try marinating this overnite. The sesame taste was nice and mild and seemed to pair with the fish well.

Apr 15, 2006

Instead of baking this, I put it on my Foreman grill for 4 minutes, and it came out just right. Surprisingly delicious!

Mar 08, 2007

This is a winner! I added twice as much garlic and a little more Italian Seasoning. I baked at 400 for about 12 minutes and it turned out just great!

Dec 02, 2006

I loved this recipe. I did make one change when I made it. I also added some ginger to it. I love the flavor of garlic and ginger together.


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  • Calories
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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