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Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables

Baked in the oven to perfection, this lemon-roasted tilapia and vegetables is the perfect dinner for two. It’s made with wild rice, tilapia fillets, and vegetables, then roasted in the oven to perfection. This easy-to-make dinner for two will easily become your family’s favorite go-to for a delicious easy dinner recipe.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Recipe. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.

Copycat Red Lobster Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables

This recipe was inspired by the Red Lobster dish that is currently no longer on the menu. In 2014 I visited my local restaurant and fell in loved with this dish so much I had to go home and make my own version of it.

Although I tried my best to keep the flavors close to Red Lobster, I ended up adding a few flavors I wished were in the original dish.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables

I really like how easy and simple this dish is and how you can basically use this recipe to make a group of individual meals for a dinner party or just for your family. I hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with your family and friends at the dinner table.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Plated. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.

Easy Make Ahead Dinner Option

If you would like to make this dinner for your family or a dinner party, just double the recipe or triple it to suit the number of people you are serving. I found that 1 box of wild rice would serve 2 people.

You can use the organic wild rice or the boxed like I did. I’ve tried both versions and both taste delicious.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Closeup. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Recipe Notes

Rice Portioning. The recommended portioning in this recipe was based off the copycat dish Red Lobster serves. Adjust the rice portioning as you see fit. I use hand portioning for my meals now which requires for me to only use half of the original recipe.

Fish Choice. Feel free to swap out the protein in this dish, I have found mahi-mahi and salmon pair beautifully with these flavors.

Add Butter. I recently started to add a teaspoon of butter over top of the rice and oh my goodness. Its magical is all I can say.

Dried Out? Nope! I haven’t had a dry fish since I’ve started using this recipe.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Ingredients. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Ingredients

  • Tilapia Filets
  • 1 Box of Wild Rice
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • 1 Purple Onion
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • Lemon
  • Parchment Paper

Truly one of my favorites go-to meals when I’m craving something fancy and delicious. This Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables is an ode to the long-gone fish dish that you could only find at Red Lobster.

Thankfully my tastebuds are magical and remembered exactly what to look for when recreating this copycat recipe. Below are all the ingredients you need to make this copycat Red Lobster Lemon Roasted Tilapia and vegetable dish.

Assemble the Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables

For each meal, you will need to cut 2 pieces of parchment paper. Line a pan with 1 of the sheets and then top it with half of the wild rice, place a frozen tilapia on top of the rice. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper and then squeeze half a lemon over the top of it.

For the vegetables add your purple onion, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, salt, and pepper to taste. Squeeze extra lemon juice on top for an extra boost of flavor. Add to the top of the tilapia and vegetables thyme and cilantro. Add as much as you would like. I personally LOVE cilantro so I added a lot to mine.

Add 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the tilapia, then top it again with cilantro if you wish. Top this parchment paper with the second sheet you cut earlier and then start rolling it from one side (see photo for a visual demonstration). Pop this in the a for the recommended cooking time on the recipe card. (adjust the time if you are using a different fish for this recipe) Serve hot on a plate and enjoy!

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Yield: 2

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables

Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Plated. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tilapia Filets
  • 1 Box of Wild Rice
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • 1 Purple Onion
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • Lemon
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

  1. Precook the Wild Rice and then set it aside. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees.
  2. For each meal, you will need to cut 2 pieces of parchment paper. Line a pan with 1 of the sheets and then top it with half of the wild rice, place a frozen tilapia on top of the rice. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper and then squeeze half a lemon over the top of it.
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Ingredients. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
  3. For the vegetables add your purple onion, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, salt, and pepper to taste. Squeeze extra lemon juice on top for an extra boost of flavor.
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Step 1. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
  4. Add to the top of the tilapia and vegetables thyme and cilantro. Add as much as you would like. I personally LOVE cilantro so I added a lot to mine.
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Step 2. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
  5. Add 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the tilapia, then top it again with cilantro if you wish.
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Step 3. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
  6. Top this parchment paper with the second sheet you cut earlier and then start rolling it from one side (see photo for a visual demonstration).
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Step 5. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
  7. Pop this in the a for 40-50 Minutes for each fish. (adjust the time if you are using a different fish for this recipe)
  8. Serve hot on a plate and enjoy!
    Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables Closeup. Dinner for two has never been so easy and delicious. This Fresh Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables are full of fresh flavor and spices.
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