Baked Tilapia with Corn Recipe

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Cuzinlogic taught you the basics of recreating your favorite takeout dishes at home, but what about those fancy dinners that you always treat yourself to? On special occasions, many of us decide to head to our favorite restaurants to enjoy our most favored seafood or risotto dishes – but only on special occasions, because these dishes can cost an absurd amount of money.

Baked Tilapia with Corn Recipe

Have Your Fancy Dinners at Home

You could, however, just try recreating those fancy dinners at home. The process involves a bit of work, however, as you also need to recreate not just your favorite dish, but the experience of dining out in a restaurant as well. Set the table, put on some good music, and pop open a bottle of wine.

First off, select an elegant, flavorful meal that fits the occasion. If you’re unsure of what to serve up, BBC Good Food came up with a list of easy recipes, filtered according to the occasion, whether it’s roast beef, crackling pork, or tender, flaky fish that you’re after. Today, we’re featuring an easy recipe for baked tilapia with corn, which you can easily recreate at home when you’re craving a delicate dish that can serve as comfort food.

You can choose to pair this dish with any light, white wine, as Marks &
wine expert, Chris Murphy says that texture is among the most important things to take note of when trying to pick a wine to go alongside a dish. Because the fish here, when cooked properly, will be soft, tender, and flaky, you wouldn’t want to have a deep, dark red wine that could overpower the flavors of the fish. The flavors of the corn should also be quite subtle, and anything stronger than fruity white wine will end up overpowering the corn as well.

This tasty baked tilapia with corn recipe is a family favorite and is my old standby for a date night at home. It’s easy to make and economical, too. Since I’m going meatless this month, I thought it would be the perfect balance of  tasty and flavorful to help with my cravings for meat.

Baked Tilapia with Corn recipe

Baked Tilapia with Corn

4 tilapia fillets (4-5 ounces each) halibut, cod, or a Chilean Sea Bass will also work
2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) corn
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup of water
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon fresh basil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon no salt seasoning, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon paprika

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Using a fork, mix together 2 tablespoons butter, paprika, half the no salt seasoning, and half the pepper in a medium bowl until well-combined. Spread butter mixture over the fillets and sprinkle with basil.
3. Arrange the fillets in a baking dish and bake until the fish is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Pour the corn in a large pan with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
5. Drain the water from the corn. In the same pan heat 1 tablespoons of butter. Add corn, garlic, red bell pepper and season with remaining pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes.
6. When fish is done squeeze lemon juice on top of and serve.


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About Catherine

Catherine is a self-proclaimed "organization junkie" living in Los Angeles. She blogs about family, entertainment, food and anything else that pops into her mind.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds amazing and it looks SO good in the picture. I would love to try this!!

  2. Jennifer V says:

    My husband and I regularly have date nights where we re-create fancy dinners at home. This looks yummy and so healthy too!

  3. Love tilapia. That corn makes a great sidedish

  4. Angela S says:

    This looks so healthy and delicious. Yum!

  5. I Love This Recipe I Can’t Wait To Make!!

  6. Christine Luken says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I love tilapia, so I’ll be adding this to my meal plan in the near future.

  7. Looks tasty! I am always looking for new ways to serve tilapia. We buy large quantities while it is on sale.

  8. Tilapia is my Mother-in-Laws favorite dish so this would be perfect for her. Thanks so much

  9. This is the only fish I really care for – this recipe sounds good!

  10. I don’t eat fish, but I love the way that corn dish looks!

  11. I’m keeping my eye out for recipes that work with my diet and this looks like a good one.

  12. Debbie L. says:

    Yummm….looks tasty! Healthy eating veggie and fish is a perfect meal for me.

  13. This looks delicious and healthy too! Thanks for this recipe!

  14. Always looking for great recipes for fish! Thanks for sharing this one! I’m going to try it tonight!!

  15. Janeane Davis says:

    I like your idea of recreating great restaurant meals at home. Two weeks ago I had an amazing coconut rice out and I am working on recreating it at home. I am not a good cook so it will be a challenge. I am looking forward to it.

  16. Amy Desrosiers says:

    The spices you used sound really great! I would love to try this recipe out this week!

  17. Annie {Stowed Stuff} says:

    Yum. We’ve made tilapia a few times, but not enough! Thanks for reminding me how good it is! We love fish!

  18. Yummy! I love fish

  19. Talapia is my favorite fish to eat. This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Nicole Dz says:

    YUM! Makes for a great light healthier summer dish. Tilapia is a favorite of mine. Very good.

  21. this is my husband’s favorite fish and this recipe looks great–pinned it!

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