Grilled Tilapia

Grilled Tilapia

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  • Serving: Serves 4

The best way to grill fish is by choosing an evenly cut steak or a whole fish; they won’t fall apart and fall through the grill grates like a filet might. You can grill evenly cut filets, however, by wrapping them in aluminum foil or by using a grill basket.

Fish can easily stick to the grill and cause it to break when you are flipping it or worse, burn the outside. To prevent sticking, coat the grill with oil or cooking spray, or lightly brush oil onto both sides of the fish.


  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 4 fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup white wine


  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Place tilapia on individual, large square pieces of aluminum foil. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Top each piece of fish with 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 garlic clove, and 1 piece of rosemary. Divide tomatoes and wine evenly between fish. Wrap fish loosely in foil and place on grill.
  3. Grill fish for 10 to 15 minutes or until it easily flakes with a fork.


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