Lemon Pepper Tilapia

If you've worked in a restaurant, you may have heard someone say, "if it swims, it gets a lemon." Ever wondered why? Fish proteins contain something called amines, which gives them their 'fishy' smell and taste. When mixed with acid, amines react to form amine salt. Amine salts don't have any taste or smell.



  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 lemon lemon juice
  • 4 tilapia fillets
Lemon Pepper Tilapia
Total Time: 10 minutes


Servings: 4

224 calories; 15 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 363 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 22 g protein


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Pour over tilapia and cover.

  3. Refrigerate for one hour.

  4. Preheat grill to medium heat and drain excess marinade from fillets using a wire rack.

  5. Grill 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until fish easily flakes with a fork.