Baked Lemon Tilapia


Tilapia is mainly freshwater fish. It is the most consumed fish in the United state dating back to 2002. Unlike carnivorous fish, tilapia is can feed on algae or any plant based food. Whole tilapia can be processed into a skinless, boneless fillets. This fish have a very low levels of mercury as they are fast growing, learn, short lived, and mainly consume vegetarian diet. Tilapia is very low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and saturated fats making it suitable keto diet. They are a good source of protein and contains vitamin B12, niacin, selenium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Servings  /  prep time / total time 

1-2                 15 min         45 min


2 Tilapia

1 tbsp. Grinded ginger

1 tbsp. Grinded garlic

1 tbsp. Coconut oil

1 whole lemon

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. cut and clean the fish
  2. Lay the fish on a flat pan or surface and make three cuts across each side of the fish
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the fish and rub until evenly distributed.
  4. In a small bowl, add a tbsp. Of coconut oil, grinded ginger and garlic, lemon zest, and a bit of salt and pepper and mix together.
  5. Rub the garlic ginger mixture over the fish and let it sit for about an hour.
  6. Line the fish in a baking pan covered with foil and bake for about 30 minutes on a medium to high heat.
  7. Stick a fork into the fish to check if it’s well cooked.  If the fish is white in color, it’s ready ,but if it’s pink in color, bake for a few more minutes until tender.
  8. Allow fish to sit for about 10 minutes to cool,  serve,  and enjoy!.


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