Remember when I made super easy garlic compound butter? The last leftovers of it turned into the simplest slow cooker meal yet: place garlic butter on tilapia, wrap in aluminum foil, cook. You can also use the same method in the oven, but it was nice to put it in the slow cooker and walk away for a couple of hours to get some chores done. It also doesn’t heat up the house as much, although that’s not such a concern at this point in the year.
This dish only needs a couple of hours to cook, so it’s not something to leave all day. It is a great slow cooker meal if you’re home a couple of hours before dinner but want something easy, or if you’re home with your kids and need your hands free. The fish came out flaky and moist, and was a healthy and filling meal along with steamed broccoli and brown rice.
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Tilapia
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 2 T garlic compound butter, chopped into small pieces*
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pull out a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place fillets in the middle (I had to stack mine to make it fit in my slow cooker), generously salt and pepper, and evenly divide butter pieces over fillets. Wrap foil around fish, sealing all sides, and cook on high for 2 hours.
*Or mix 2 T butter with 2 minced cloves of garlic and 2 t of chopped parsley.