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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Terrific Tilapia Loins

I have been trying to serve fish to my family at least once or twice a week these days.  My favorite fish to buy has been the tilapia loins. I have been buying them from Costco.  They are about $20 a bag of individually wrapped tilapia lions and there are about 8 -10 in a bag. You don't need to defrost them to make this recipe...which is a great time savor!  They aren't the cheapest fish....but sometimes you just gotta splurge a bit.  Fish hater son likes this fish when I make it this way....I prefer the loins over fillets for many reasons.  They are thicker for one and seem to have even a more mild flavor than the fillets.

Terrific Tilapia Loins

Points plus per svg - 3 points+

6 tilapia loins, about 4 oz each, frozen
2 lemons
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 TBS. brummel and brown spread, melted
salt and pepper
fresh chopped flat leaf parsley

In a small saucepan, melt the spread and add the minced garlic ( for less of a garlic taste, add the cloves whole to the melted spread then remove before pouring on fish)  cook the garlic for about 5 minutes and then turn the heat off.  Squeeze the juice of one of the lemons into the garlic and spread.  Let sit. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Take a 9x13" baking glass baking dish and coat lightly with cooking spray.  Arrange frozen fish in pan, leaving space between each loin.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour the spread, lemon and garlic mixture over the fish.  Slice the second lemon into thin slices, and place one on each loin.  Season with creole seasoning.  ( lightly if you do not like too much spice)  Bake in oven for 30 min or until fish flakes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley before serving.  4 pts per each loin. (3 points+ per loin)


  1. Hello! This recipe sounds delic! I too am a fan of Brummel & Brown so was happy to see that in your recipe? I normally eat tilapia fillets but recently came across the Kirkland tilapia loins at you think they taste more mild? We love seafood but not the "fishy" tasting varieties. Would you definetely recommend loins over fillets?

    1. oh yes! those Kirkland Loins are really MY favorite! Very mild tasting. I do not like fishy tasting fish at all! Hope you enjoy it this way...this is my go to fish recipe for sure!

  2. what can be substituted for Brummel and Brown? I don't know what that is. If it's essential, I'll buy it. If I can sub something I already have in my fridge I'd rather do that & save time & $. Let me know? thanks!

    1. Hello! any sort of buttery spread will work fine, as will butter. It may change the nutritional info if you substitute anything else, as I used the stats from the B & B spread in the calculations. Thanks!!!


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