Grilled Butter Tilapia

Tilapia is a great fish for those that don’t like the fishy flavor. Tilapia is also very healthy and adds very little fat to your diet. This recipe makes a delicious flavorful fish that has the added flavor of the herbs and fats of butter. You could substitute butter for coconut oil or avocado oil, you’d just need to add a small pinch of salt to help with flavor. Italian seasoning also consists of marjoram, oregano, thyme, basil, sage, rosemary, and parsley.

  1. Begin heating your grill to 350 F – 400 F.
  2. Place 2 fillets of Tilapia on a large piece of aluminum foil. Heavily sprinkle with Italian seasoning and add 3 Tbsp of butter. Seal your packet tightly.
  3. Place the packet onto the grill over a medium heat area. Close the grill and cook for 8 minutes. Using a spatula and thongs, remove the packet from the heat and transfer to serving plate. Carefully cut open packet and serve tilapia right away.

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Fish tortillas add a bright fresh flavor to a classic Hispanic meal. The spices in this meal are very light, but your tacos will have lots of flavor. Most of the flavor comes from your toppings. Toppings like avocado, sour cream, and different salsas will change the flavor of your tacos. The fish is very neutral in flavor and will go great with anything that won’t over power it. My tacos look a bit watery plated because my cheese was frozen, so there was some water from that, and the salsa was homemade and a bit watery.

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Prepare flour tortillas.
  2. Add 3 Tbsp oil to skillet. Add 2 tilapia fillets. After 3 minutes, flip tilapia.
  3. Add 3 tsp Cumin, 2 tsp ground cayenne pepper, and 2 Tbsp Lemon juice. Cook the fish until it can be broken apart. Break up into large flakes, and stir in flavoring. Add 3-4 Tbsp diced chives, stir in, then remove from heat.
  4. Place on tortillas, top with cheese, salsa, lettuce, or any other desired toppings.

Pasta with Tilapia

One pan meals are great, and this meal is a great option if you have lots of pasta and lots of hungry people. This dish is flavorful and requires very inexpensive ingredients. This recipe gave us 6 servings of this pasta, and we only used one tilapia fillet! Everything else was just herbs, oils, and salt! I would recommend adding a frozen veggie to the dish after you’ve broken up the fish or, like we did, serve it with a side of veggies or salad. This is a heavy dish with an oil base, so a fresh flavor is needed to balance it out!

  1. Heat medium sauce pan of water to a boil. Add 12 oz of Rotini, boil until al dente, 12-15 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Strain noodles.
  2. In a large dutch oven, bring 1/3 cup oil, and 1/4 cup pasta water to shimmering. Add 2 Tbsp garlic powder. Cook for 2 minutes. Add to oil, 1 tbsp oragano, 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp basil, and 2 tbsp parsely. Heat through spices.
  3. Add 1 tilapia fillet. Cook on each side for 2 minutes. Break up tilapia into large pieces.
  4. Add strained pasta to sauce, and stir. Add 3 Tbsp salted butter, and add about 1 1/2 Tbsp salt. Stir till butter is melted. Remove from heat. Top each bowl with parmasean.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia

A healthy option for your cookout is grilled tilapia. Tilapia is a fragile fish, so it should be cooked in a foil packet. Thicker fillets of fish can be cooked on the grill, but they usually require skin and very thick cuts, such as tuna or salmon. I used lemon pepper as my seasoning for this dish. I’ve used it with tilapia in the past and it is very good. If you use an acid in your foil packet, I do recommend adding something to cancel some of the acidity, such as a little sugar or baking soda.

  1. Heat a grill on high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce half the grill to low, close the lid and heat grill to 400 F.
  2. Get a 12 x 12 inch piece of aluminum foil. Place thawed tilapia on the foil and cover with pepper. Seal up and roll the ends. Leave the center open, add 2 Tbsp lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. Roll the center closed.
  3. Place the packet over a mild heat area, between the high heat and the low area. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Baked Tilapia

Hello, everyone. I took yesterday off for the first time in 2 months because I still wasn’t feeling well. I made this Wednesday night and it’s a quick easy meal. My husband was surprised how quick it was to cook, since I usually take 1/2 to 1 hour to cook dinner each night. I made another Pasta Side to go with it, and that also only took about 15 minutes to make. Make sure you flavor your fish before you bake it. Tilapia is a light flavored fish. It can be enjoyed without seasoning, but you can also enjoy it with seasoning, and you wouldn’t need much to get the flavor. Fish becomes flaky when it is fully cooked, otherwise you will find cook times to be between 8 and 20 minutes. I found 15 minutes worked well for the tilapia I used. I bought frozen tilapia from Aldis and they were all comparable in thickness.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray. Place your tilapia on the baking sheet and season each side with desired seasoning.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and serve.