Sesame Tilapia

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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1 h 15 m servings 359 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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.


  • 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.


  1. 247 Ratings

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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, ...

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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.

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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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

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!

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.

A simple, tasty easy to make dish...what more could you want. I've tried it twice; once without the sesame oil and once without the Italian seasoning. Both worked very nicely, although using b...

If you are in a hurry...this one is a good choice. I didn't marinade in advance, and I did decrease the sesame oil by about half. I couldn't believe how simple and delicious this was.

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