Whole Broiled Tilapia

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 8 min.
Total: 18 min.
Angie McGowan
Whole tilapia is easy to cook under the high heat of the broiler.


  • 1 whole tilapia per person
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 lemon per fish
  • 2 cloves garlic per fish
  • 2 pats butter per fish
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil, divided


  • Preheat oven broiler to high. Place heavy cast iron skillet under broiler to preheat.
  • Salt and pepper fish on inside and out.
  • Stuff tilapia with lemon, garlic, and butter.
  • Oil the outside of the fish with vegetable oil.
  • Oil the pre-heated cast iron skillet and broil fish until skin starts to crisp and brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 606
  Calories from Fat 230 (38%)
(40%)Total Fat 26g
(31%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(79%)Cholesterol 238mg
(17%)Sodium 412mg
(41%)Potassium 1427mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(183%)Protein 92g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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