Grilled tilapia is perfect for a fast fresh dinner!
Tender white fish is lightly seasoned, grilled and served with a simple basil aioli!
Grilled Tilapia Is A Favorite!
I have friends whose husbands love to fish. That is a whole world I do not understand. I personally have never fished and frankly, I do not have the desire to fish. Often the husbands will show off pictures of all their catches and first, I’m thinking, ewe. Then I think every single picture looks exactly the same! I can’t tell one fish from the next but boy are their husbands excited. I don’t know, I guess fish just do not excite me.
I’m not that adventurous when it comes to eating fish. I love salmon, especially with greens as with this Bourbon Glazed Salmon Salad, and I devour this Southern Fried Catfish Recipe. Aside from shrimp recipes, tilapia is the only other fish or seafood that I eat.
About Grilled Tilapia
Grilled tilapia is such an easy recipe and for anyone is who may be lukewarm on fish, tilapia is perfect. Tilapia is a mild fish that does well with seasoning, breading, and marinades. It can be pan-fried, baked or grilled. It can be served on its own, flaked into dishes or stuffed into tacos. It is quite versatile.
- I kept things simple here and used my favorite Greek-inspired flavors; lemon and olive oil. I marinated my fish for 30 minutes then grilled them up.
- Tilapia only takes about 4 minutes per side to grill. Try to be vigilant with that time. If tilapia cooks too long it can turn a bit rubbery.
- You could serve this fish plain, or top it with an extra splash of lemon juice, but I think the basil aioli makes a lovely compliment to the bright flavors of the fish. Plus basil and lemon are nicely matched flavors.
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice of one lemon
- !Basil Aioli
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ tablespoon chopped basil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
In a ziptop bag, combine the tilapia, garlic, salt, olive oil, and lemon. Refrigerate fish for 30 minutes.
Spray a grill pan or outdoor grill with non-stick spray and preheat to medium heat. Place tilapia on heat source and grill for 4 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, prepare the basil aioli. In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, juice, fresh basil, garlic, and salt. Serve aioli with grilled tilapia
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g