Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Healthy & Delicious Cilantro Baked Tilapia recipe

This is a healthy, easy and very flavorful Cilantro Baked Tilapia recipe.  Cooking fish can be a little intimidating at first.  It is so delicate and easy to overcook!  Fear not.  This recipe is difficult to ruin.  It is baked in a flavorful cilantro ginger sauce that keeps the fish moist as it cooks.  Start the grains cooking before you prepare the tilapia so when the fish is done you will have meal.


2 large tilapia fillets (or similar thin white fish) – about 1 lb

salt and pepper to taste

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

2 Tbsp soy sauce (use tamari to make gluten free)

1/4 cup white grape juice

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

green onions, sliced (garnish)

extra cilantro, coarsely chopped (garnish)


 OVEN, FISH, & DISH PREP:  Preheat the oven to 475 F.  Place the fish in a glass baking dish that is just big enough to fit the fish (I use a 11×7” one).  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

BLEND:  Place the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, juice, sesame oil, and cilantro into a food processor and blend it up.  Pour the mixture over the fish.

BAKE:  Bake for 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through (internal temperature of 145).

SERVE:  Serve over quinoa, couscous, or brown rice.  Pour extra sauce over the grains and garnish with green onions and cilantro.


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2 Responses to Cilantro Baked Tilapia

  1. pam says:

    this looks amazing. what could I substitute for the grape juice?

  2. margaret conyers says:

    This recipe sounds very tasty…might use topping on baked potatoes too as love cilantro..thank you

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