This Southwestern Tilapia is baked to perfection in a warm blend of spices . It is baked to flaky perfection in minutes . Round this meal out with Spanish rice , black beans and sliced avocado and you have a simple healthy meal. We loved this topped with a spoon full of Texas Caviar, but this is optional. The thing I love about tilapia is it is very mild in flavor and it cooks very quickly. You can have a whole meal made in 30 minutes or less.
Let’s Make Southwestern Tilapia !
What you will need to make this :
- 4 Tilapia filets
- olive oil
- smoked paprika
- chili powder
- onion powder
- chipotle chili powder
- salt and pepper
This recipe is super simple and does not require any special equipment.
- baking sheet–click here for my favorite
Preheat oven 425 degrees ,Wash and pat dry the fish filets.
Mix together the seasoning in a small bowl.
Sprinkle both sides of the filets with seasoning and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Drizzle the filets with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
This Southwestern Tilapia is great served alone or Topped with Texas Caviar.
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- 4 filets Tilapia
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- Preheat oven 425 degrees . Wash and pat dry the fish filets.
- Mix together the seasoning in a small bowl
- Sprinkle both sides of the filets with seasoning and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
- Drizzle the filets with olive oil
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes
- Serve alone or with Texas Caviar
We do love to kick up recipes with some spice. Smoked paprika is a favourtie in my kitchen. This fish recipe sounds so delicious.
Smoked Paprika is one of my favorite spices as well!! Thanks Gloria.
This looks so delicious and flavorful! I love tilapia and I don’t cook with it enough, but you’ve inspired me! Beautiful recipe!
Thank you Tracy!
I love this tilapia recipe that has a simple southwest twist with the chipotle seasoning.
Thanks Sharon , Chipotle Chili powder is one of my favorite things to spice things up a bit.
I love all the southern flavors! The seasonings are just perfect on the tilapia and it made an easy meal. Thank you!
I am so glad you liked it !
We LOVE tilapia but we’ve been trying to think of new ways to make it so we don’t get tired of it and this was wonderful. Thank you!
It does spice things up a bit.
This was super easy and tasty! Such an awesome weeknight meal. Thanks a ton!
I love tilapia and I haven’t had it in ages and this recipe is perfect to make up for that! Thank you for sharing this, I cant wait to try it out!
This is a great easy fish dish. Nice how you served it with Texas caviar. I had never heard of it, but wow a lovely thing to accomany that wonderfully seasoned tilapia! Thanks for all that inspiration!😋🥰🤗🙏👍
WOW! Such an amazing recipe! So many great flavours from the spices and great tips on how to make it perfect!
This is going to sound crazy but up until today I had never eaten tilapia! I know that’s odd right? However I made your recipe for Southwestern Tilapia and loved it! I have been missing out for years! Looking forward to seeing more tilapia recipes on your blog!
I am so glad you like it Heidy!