Spicy Ginger-Lemon Tilapia

Written By: Kayalvizhi J.


  • 4  tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves – cut into
  • 10 shallots – cut and made into a paste
  • 1 garlic – cut into slithers
  • 1 lemon – sliced horizontally
  • Small piece ginger – cut into slithers
  • 3-4 green chillies – cut lengthwise


Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a large shallow baking dish.
Combine cayenne pepper, curry leaves, coriander, black pepper, salt, garlic, ginger into a bowl with the fillets and mix well. Make sure to cover the fillets completely in the marinante. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, arrange fish fillets on the prepared baking pan.
Add lemon slices and chillies on top of the fish and under the fish and wrap in foil paper.
Bake the fish fillets for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. Fish will flake easily with a fork when done.
Remove foil paper and let fish broil for 5 minutes longer in the oven.
Remove from oven and srve! You can serve it on a banana leaf or plate.




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