BlueRidgePTInc_Posture: The Reason for Your Aches & Pains



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1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder • Salt to taste • 1/2 tsp Black pepper Freshly Cracked • 1 lemon Cut into thin slices • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped

INGREDIENTS • 4-6 Tilapia Fillets • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice • 3 tbsp Butter • 1 tsp Garlic Minced

DIRECTIONS Wash the tilapia fillets and pat them dry. Arrange the fillets in a baking tray. Mix lemon juice, butter, garlic, red chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the tilapia. Arrange lemon slices in between the fillets. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 Degrees F). Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot.


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