One Dish Butter Baked Tilapia with Lemon, Dill, Flaky Red Pepper and Asparagus
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Butter Baked Tilapia with Lemon, Dill, Flaky Red Pepper, and Asparagus

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 2 Filets Tilapia
  • 1 Medium Lemon
  • 6 Sprigs Fresh Dill
  • 1/8 Teaspoon French Grey or Other Sea Salt May sue more or less to taste.
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes Optional. May use more or less to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter May use more or less to taste
  • 12 Stalks Fresh Asparagus, ends trimmed

Instructions

  • In the morning, or preferably a minimum of an hour before cooking, place tilapia filets in a sandwich bag with juice of half a lemon, 4 sprigs of fresh dill, and the remains of the juiced lemon. Set in refrigerator to marinate.
  • When ready to prepare the fish, preheat oven to 375.
  • Place two tablespoons of butter, divided, in the bottom of a 9x9 pan.
  • Trim the ends of the asparagus and place asparagus in the bottom of the dish around your butter.
  • Place fish on top of butter pats.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and red pepper.
  • Slice the remaining half lemon, and place slices and dill from the marinade on top of the fish.
  • Place in oven to bake.  Bake approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your filets.  When the fish is flaky and white it is done.
  • Serve immediately.