How Long Do You Cook Tilapia?

Depending on the method, cook tilapia for 3 to 12 minutes. Tilapia can be grilled, baked, broiled or pan fried.

Ways to cook tilapia:

  • Melt two tablespoons of butter with some minced garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and chopped dill. Grease a baking pan and place the tilapia filets in the pan. Pour the butter mixture over the filets and bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
  • Season tilapia with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and dredge in flour. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray, heat over medium heat and add tilapia to the pan. Cook for four minutes on each side.
  • Brush tilapia with melted butter and garlic powder. Heat grill to medium, and place tilapia on the grill. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.