Filipino Baked Tilapia Recipe

Another great lent meal. This is a non-fried version of this marvelous fish. Baked tilapia is often served with pickled bilimbi, a small green-yellow, sour fruit. Serves 4 to 6.


  • two 8 oz tilapia fillet
  • ¼ cup rice wine
  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, halved

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine rice wine, soy sauce and tilapia. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. In a shallow baking dish, salt and pepper the uncooked tilapia and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then arrange the onion and tomato over tilapia. Pour the remainder of the olive oil over everything.
  4. Bake tilapia for 20-25 minutes. When it’s cooked through, it’ll flake easily with a fork. Squeeze lemon over fish and serve.