Baked Lemon Tilapia with Herb Butter

Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -

1 Lemon, sliced in half
2 Tilapia fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

Thinly slice one half of the lemon into 4 slices. Zest and juice the remaining half of lemon. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper and paprika; set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the butter and remaining lemon juice. Stir in the chopped herbs and lemon zest. Season with a pinch of salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and place the lemon slices on the bottom. Rinse fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on top of the lemon slices. Drizzle half of the lemon juice and sprinkle the seasoning mix evenly over each piece of fish. Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Top with a dollop of butter and serve immediately. Enjoy!