Lemon Butter Baked Tilapia with Garlic Butter Rice w/Gravy and a Salad – the Perfect Midweek Meal

by Utokia Langley
Lemon Butter Baked Talipia, Garlic Butter Rice and a Salad - The Perfect Midweek Meal | ShesGotFlavor

OK, so it’s hump day, the infamous Wednesday, you are tired and looking forward to the weekend NOT what you are going to cook for dinner!  How about juicy flavorful baked Tilapia, flavorful rice and a healthy salad to partner?  It’s the meal that tastes good but doesn’t require lots of time or prep, LOVING it for a midweek meal!  Hope you enjoy, this is a winner in our home, hope you hit a home run too!

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Lemon Butter Baked Talipia, Garlic Butter Rice and a Salad - The Perfect Midweek Meal | ShesGotFlavor

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Lemon Butter Baked Talipia, Garlic Butter Rice and a Salad - The Perfect Midweek Meal | ShesGotFlavor

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Lemon Butter Talapia with Garlic Butter Rice and Salad the Perfect Midweek Dinner GRAVY

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Lemon Butter Talapia with Garlic Butter Rice and Salad the Perfect Midweek Dinner

LEMON BUTTER BAKED TILAPIA WITH GARLIC BUTTER RICE W/GRAVY AND A SALAD – THE PERFECT MIDWEEK MEAL

INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON BUTTER BAKED TILAPIA:
6-8 pieces of tilapia (filets)
¼ tsp. sea salt per piece (for tilapia pieces)
¼ tsp. ground pepper per piece
2 sticks of melted unsalted butter
4-6 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. crushed garlic
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
¼ tsp. sea salt (for lemon butter sauce)

INGREDIENTS FOR GARLIC BUTTER RICE W/GRAVY:
Rice in a bag/box (plus ingredients on bag or back of box)
2 tbsp. garlic powder per 1 cup of rice
¼ stick unsalted butter per 1 cup of rice
2-4 tsp. sea Salt per 1 cup of rice
Package of powdered gravy packet (plus ingredients listed in instructions)

INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD:
1-2 cups romaine lettuce
¼ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup purple cabbage
2-4 quartered tomatoes
Store bought dressing (or homemade – see recipes and ingredients under TIP below)

READY, SET GO:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rinse tilapia pieces, pat dry with paper towel, season with sea salt and ground black pepper
  3. NOW LET’S MAKE THE LEMON BUTTER SAUCE!  In a microwavable safe container or measuring cup, add unsalted butter and heat until melted (45 – 60 seconds)
  4. After butter is melted add crushed garlic, lemon juice, chopped cilantro and sea salt, whisk together until fully incorporated (be careful when whisking; the butter is hot)
  5. LET’S FINISH THE TILAPIA!  Line baking dish with non-stick foil or use aluminum pan and spray pan with non-stick cooking spray then add talipia.  Pour lemon butter sauce over all tilapia pieces and bake for 15-20 minutes or until tilapia is fully cooked
  6. LET’S MAKE THE GARLIC BUTTER RICE W/GRAVY!  Cook rice according to back of box/bag, when done, add garlic powder, unsalted butter and sea salt and fold together.  Cook gravy based on instructions and pour over rice.
  7. TIME FOR THE SALAD!  Layer lettuce, purple cabbage, shredded carrots and quartered tomatoes.  Add store bought dressing or make your own below under TIPS.
  8. ENJOY!

TIPS:  Here are two Quick Homemade Dressing Recipe Options:

LEMON HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING:
½ cup mayo (I use Hellmann’s)
¼ cup Dijon country style mustard
¼ cup honey
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
WHISK TOGETHER UNTIL FULLY INCORPORATED!!

–          OR    –

SWEET LEMON VINAIGRETTE DRESSING:
Juice of ½ a lemon
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 tsp. of country Dijon mustard
zest of ½ a lemon
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
Sea salt (to taste)
Ground black pepper to taste
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
WHISK TOGETHER UNTIL FULLY INCORPORATED!!

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

 

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Connie Mercier February 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm

PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND YOUR ROTESSERIE SEASONING….I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT ANYWHERE. IF YOU MAKE IT UP, WOULD YOU PLEASE SHARE WITH ME HOW TO MAKE IT? MY HUSBAND WILL BE SOOOOOOO HAPPY WHEN I WHIP UP THESE.
CONNIE MERCIER

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utokia February 12, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Hi Connie – thank you for visiting and trying my recipes … McCormick makes the Rotisserie Seasoning … but it you want to make your own, try this one
3 teaspoon sea salt
4 teasponns paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoon onion powder
3 teaspoon dried thyme

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kathy April 30, 2015 - 9:53 pm

I just tried it. Haven’t taste it yet, but I’m sure its great. My whole house smells delicious!

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