Baked tilapia in olive oil is a simple fish recipe which bursts with a lot of flavor. Marinating the fish overnight allows it to absorb the essences of the garlic and onions. The cayenne pepper on the other hand gives it an added punch.
4 4 oz. fillets tilapia
8 cloves garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium sized brown onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Serve with lime wedges
Wash the fish fillets and then pat them dry using paper towels. Rub the crushed garlic over the fish fillets and then place them on a shallow baking dish. Drizzle olive oil over them and top them with the remaining garlic and chopped onions. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight. Turn at least once.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Season the fish with salt and cayenne pepper. Bake it along with the garlic and onions for 10-15 minutes or until the fish easily flakes. You may also wrap the fish in aluminum foil and grill them. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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