Quick and easy recipe for tilapia covered with a lemon rosemary rub and a side salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing is a perfect weeknight meal.Jump to Recipe
We almost always have some tilapia in the freezer for those days that we aren’t sure what to make for dinner. There are a few staple recipes that we use for the fish. But every now and then decide to branch out and make something new. That’s how this Lemon Rosemary Tilapia recipe came about.
A few months ago, I did a slow cooker meal prep party with my neighbor who sells Pampered Chef. With this party, I also got a few of the seasonings and one of our favorites is the Lemon Rosemary rub. I like it on more than just meat. It’s also great for sprinkling on veggies as well.
**The Lemon Rosemary is not available anymore, but it was replaced with their Rosemary Herb seasoning mix. If you don’t have a Pampered Chef consultant, you can reach out to my wonderful friend and neighbor Lynee through email here and she would be able to help you with this and any other amazing items you may want. We have also made adjustments to the recipe to accommodate for not having more of the Lemon Rosemary rub.
But our favorite way to use the lemon rosemary is on fish. There’s something about lemon that just goes so well with seafood! And, as I’ve mentioned before, tilapia is one of the only types of fish I will eat.
We often have tilapia in the freezer because it is great for nights that we need a quick dinner or those nights that we forget to take something out. And this was one of those nights when we forgot to take something out, so tilapia it is. The only problem: we were also out of the ingredients for most of our meals. So, we experiment.
Actually, this was Justin’s experimentation, and it was a delicious one. He found this recipe for a lemon vinaigrette and made that to go on a salad with the fish. That was what inspired the lemon on the tilapia, and he just kept going from there.
Step by Step
Start by thawing the tilapia. Then heat some olive oil in a medium frying pan. Once the oil is warm, add the fish to the pan and season with lemon juice and rosemary.
Meanwhile, if you are eating the fish with a salad and the lemon vinaigrette dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients to make the dressing and prepare your salad.
When the fish is almost done, after flipping at least once, add a bit of lemon zest to the fish and top with sliced lemon.
Serve the fish warm with a salad on the side. I also added a bit of the lemon vinaigrette on my tilapia and it was delicious!
Originally Published On: May 17, 2019
Lemon Rosemary Tilapia
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tilapia filets
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 lemon (sliced)
- lettuce (for side salad)
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil
- pepper (to taste)
- In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until warm
- Add fish to pan and season with lemon juice and rosemary
- Meanwhile, whisk all ingredients for the lemon vinaigrette together
- When the fish is almost done, sprinkle with lemon zest and cover with sliced lemon
- Serve the fish warm with a side salad drizzled with lemon vinaigrette or use the vinaigrette on the fish
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.