Smokey 1 Pan Honey Roasted Tilapia

This recipe would work for any white flakey fish! Walleye, Perch, Bluegill are just a few species this would go amazing with!


  • 1 lb of white flakey fish (Tilapia is pictured)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP of honey
  • 1/3 TBSP of cumin
  • 1/4 TBSP of smoked paprika (can be regular paprika as well)
  • 3 TBSP of butter
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 lime
  • 1 TBSP of brown sugar
  • S&P


  1. In a  small bowl, mix together the following:
    • Minced Garlic
    • Honey
    • Cumin
    • Paprika
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Zest and juice of 1 lime 
    • Pinch of parsley
    • Brown sugar
    • S&P
  2. The mixture should be the consistency of a thin syrup, if too thick, add a tiny bit of water
  3. Pat dry the fillets of fish with a paper towel and place each fillet in the mixture
  4. After the fish is evenly covered by the mixture, place each fillet on an oil-sprayed nonstick baking pan
  5. Pour the rest of the mixture leftover from the bowl on top of each fillet
  6. Top each fillet with 1 pat of butter
  7. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes
  8. Take out & DIG IN

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