Easy Lemon Pepper Tilapia

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Sorry for the radio silence! Y’all I’ve been crazy busy with the newborn and the other littles. The weather is finally finally finally warming up, and the mud tracking is in full force. I can barely keep up, let alone take a shower. Is it just me, or is there something truly not relaxing about hearing your infant screaming at the top of her loud lungs while you attempt to have Calgon take you away?

Then you have the two year old, who as a birthday gift to himself, decided to start reaching into his diaper every single time it is full of poop. I have duplos, carpets, desks, and who knows what else that need to be sanitized out of an abundance of caution. Stop touching your poop you gross little dude! I have resorted to putting his zip up pajamas on backwards and leaving him in them most of the day. Best. Mom. Ever.

Since my time management skills are already on the fritz, I also decided to move my website to a new hosting service (to the joy and excitement of my techie husband) AND engage in new social media spheres (so you can be here enjoying life with me!) AND take on creating an Etsy store. So basically, I’m in way over my head! But guess what- we still have to eat!

With that being said, let’s move on to one of our favorite easy peasy family recipes.

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Lemon Pepper Tilapia – Five minute prep

My kids aren’t overly enthused about the idea of fish, and this is from Catholic kids that have a fair amount of fishy Fridays in their futures.

Mom is not overly enthused about needing a lot of prep time- but I couldn’t handle one more noodle meal!

To start, you’ll need:

  • A  preheated oven —  360 degrees
  • A baking sheet —  if you are lucky it won’t be the tragic warped version that we are using
  • 1 Delightfully juicy yellow Lemon or Lime if you are feeling green
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning — you can use your own pepper and spices, but I buy this amazing seasoning in bulk, because I happen to put it on everything, like a weirdo
  • Tilapia filets — we used 8 for this meal
  • Butter — I will say four tablespoons, but feel free to fudge that up or down
  • 4 sheets of Aluminum Foil — no, we’re not making a hat…
  • Potholders — real ones, not the kind my husband tried to use… 

First, take your lovely square of aluminum foil, place two frozen tilapia filets inside.

On top of that, place one slice of lemon, one generous pat of butter, and season to taste.

Fold up your beautiful little tinfoil package and place on the baking sheet.

Repeat until you have four packages of future deliciousness and place in your oven. I used the  top rack, as I needed room for a pan of amazing roasted red potatoes underneath!

Bake 45 minutes- fish is done when it it flakes easily with a fork.

When you open that little beauty,  gift your senses with the aroma of citrus and buttery peppery fish that gently wafts to the sky. Overkill? Yes. Delicious? Also yes.

My kids actually devoured this, and wanted more! Thankfully I made enough potatoes to make up for what lacked in fish. I seriously never know when they will decide they can’t eat something they’ve been eating for years.

Serve with whatever you enjoy! I recommend salad and some sort of potato. The boys had roasted red potatoes and cottage cheese. I had a giant glass of my favorite wine.

Let me know if you try the fish!

Cheers!

Printable Version Lemon Pepper Fish Recipe

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