Juicy Oven Baked Tilapia

Juicy Oven Baked Tilapia


Packed with bold flavours and extremely juicy. This baked tilapia is ready in no time, easy to follow and has an irresistible taste.


  • 1 Whole tilapia scaled and gutted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Blackpepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Coriander seeds powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon Chilli sauce or any hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley dried
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil any cooking oil
  • Some lemon slices lemon balm, or lemon grass


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the lemon slices and stir well.
  3. Pat dry the fish with a paper towel and make deep diagonal cuts on both sides of the fish. Pat dry again.
  4. Using your hand or brush, generously rub the marinade on both sides of the fish and inside the belly, ensuring it goes deep into the slits.
  5. Put the lemon slices or lemon balm inside the belly of the fish.
  6. Put fish on the lined baking sheet and put it inside the oven.
  7. Bake at 400℉ for 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  8. Fish should reach an internal temperature of 145℉. Or test with a fork for flakiness.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 3 minutes, then serve.