Grilled Tilapia

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Grilled tilapia is a great meal that showcases the mild and flaky nature of this popular freshwater fish. The simplicity of grilling allows the natural flavors of tilapia to shine, creating a dish that is both light and satisfying. The fish is often marinated in a blend of herbs, spices, and citrus to enhance its taste, and then expertly grilled to perfection. The result is a smoky and succulent fillet with a slightly crispy exterior that gives way to tender, juicy flesh. Grilled tilapia pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides, from vibrant vegetable medleys to zesty fruit salsas, offering a versatile and health-conscious option for those seeking a delicious and nutritious meal. Whether enjoyed on its own or as part of a larger dish, grilled tilapia is a testament to the simplicity and beauty of preparing seafood in a way that respects and enhances its natural flavors.

Grilled Tilapia Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard, or to taste
  • garlic powder, or to taste
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • cooking spray

Directions for Grilling

  1. Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl with olive oil. Lemon pepper, ground cumin, paprika, dried mustard, and garlic powder.
  2. Brush the mixture on each side of each fillet of fish.
  3. Start grill on High heat
  4. Use sprayed foil on the grill top
  5. Cook on the foil for 4-5 minutes per side. The fish should flake easily

Sides for the Dish

Grilled tilapia is best served with grilled vegetables. You can grill the vegetables at the same time the fish is cooking, just make sure to keep them separate. Broccoli and green beans go great with Tilapia. If you enjoyed this recipe please check out our main article Tilapia Fish Recipes.