Thursday, February 9, 2012

Seasoned Tilapia with Dill Sauce

I never ate fish growing Dad was a meat and potatoes type of guy.  As I have grown older, I have found I am pretty particular about it.  If it tastes fishy, I am outta there!  That is one of the reasons I love Tilapia.  No fishy taste!  It easily grabs any flavor you put on it and holds together really well while cooking.  This recipe was SO yummy...the balance of spices along with the creamy dill sauce was a match made in heaven.  Just like Edward and Bella, Romeo and Juliet, Sookie and Bill Eric Bill,   Bert and Ernie...well, you get the idea.
What type of fish do you like?  How do you prepare it?

Seasoned Tilapia with Dill Sauce
Recipe Source:  This Mommy Cooks
For the sauce:
  • 1/8 cup Mayonaisse
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh Dill (1/2 TBSP dried Dill Weed) 
  • dash of salt
For the fish:
  • 1 TBSP Paprika,
  • 1/2 TBSP Onion Powder,
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt,
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano,
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme,
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper,
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder,
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Seed 
  • ground Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound Tilapia (3 large fillets) 
  • 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
For the sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
For the fish:
Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl. Place fish in a shallow baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprinkle seasonings on top of fish covering completely, flip the fillets over and season the other side. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
When ready to cook, heat olive oil in skillet for a couple of minutes. Add in fish and cook on each side for 4 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily. Remove from pan, letting the excess oil drip off. You could drain it on paper towels to be a tad bit healthier.
When ready to serve, place on a plate and top with dill sauce. Go ahead and put the bowl of dill sauce on the table, because you'll want more than you think. That stuff is so good!


  1. Looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. Hope all is going well with you. Sending hugs!

  2. You dish looks great :-) Have a good one :-)

  3. This looks super fun and refreshing. We are super tilapia fans over here, too.

  4. Look delicious . . . .I'm going to try it right now . . .wish me luck!!!!! ;)

  5. Tried this tonight and it was was awesome. Didn't have sour cream to make the dill sauce but the fish was still great without it!

  6. this is an excellent recipe. I could eat it everyday, it's that good. thanks for sharing it. I agree the fish is great without the sauce, but the sauce is something amazing. it looks complicated, but it's really very easy. I now keep a baggie of the spices mixed together, so it's even easier to make.


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