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Easy Grilled Tilapia!

Ever have something in the back of the freezer that you totally forgot about? A last lonely waffle, some old frozen veggies, or two bites of ice cream at the bottom of the pint? I’m a guilty culprit when it comes to using (or not using)things in the freezer! Last weekend was no exception when I realized we had some great tilapia fillets that were in desperate need of being eaten. I’m a big fan of the site which lets you search for recipes by ingredient and then read reviews. Its a great way to get inspired! So I searched the recipes and settled on slightly altering one I found for the grill. Served with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli, it was an easy summer dinner!


  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 small pads of butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated on a zester
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 small lemon wedges
  • 1 tbsp. oregano


  1. Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Place each fillet on a piece of aluminum foil. Season each one with salt and pepper. Place a pad of butter on top of each piece of fish, and sprinkle garlic, basil, oregano and tomato over each. Pour the wine over everything and throw in the lemon wedge. Fold foil up around each fillet, and seal into a packet. Place packet on a cookie sheet for ease in transportation to and from the grill.
  3. Place foil packet on the preheated grill, and cook for 18 minutes. Open the packet carefully so as not to get burned from the steam, and serve. Fish should flake easily with a fork. Dig in!


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  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    YUM – that’s my style! (minus butter) ..

    i’m haven’ a party – come on by!!!
    *kiss kiss*
    Happy Weekend!!!
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

    June 25, 2010 at 7:21 am Reply
  • Sweet Southern Prep

    Yum, this whole dish looks delicious! I just had tilapia last week, and I must say, this looks much better than what I had. 🙂

    June 25, 2010 at 7:29 am Reply
  • Krystal

    I will defintiely be trying this!

    June 25, 2010 at 8:24 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    my husband loves tilapia and i love so this is a match made in heaven, YUM!

    June 25, 2010 at 8:26 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    I wish I ate tilapia, this looks great!

    June 25, 2010 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Phoenix Peacock

    I love how versatile tilapia is! There is so much you can do with it! And this recipe looks yummy!

    June 25, 2010 at 8:51 am Reply
  • ms Givens

    Looks gorgeous. I love Tilapia.
    One of my pet peeves is food in the fridge that gets ignored. 🙂

    June 25, 2010 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Christina

    Love making Tilapia. It’s easy and affordable.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Ooh sounds delicious! I’m totally making this – thanks for the rec my dears and have a good weekend1

    June 25, 2010 at 9:08 am Reply
  • My Republic of Fashion

    That looks so delicious and healthy too!SarahD:)

    June 25, 2010 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    Oh yum! I love All Recipes! I discovered it in 2004 when I first got married and let me tell ya it got me through so many times. Whew! And although I’m not a fan of tilapia (too much mercury for me), it’s nice to know you can replace any talipia recipe with any white fish. So versatile!

    June 25, 2010 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Maddy

    The tilapia looks delish, but the potatoes are calling my name!! I’m all abou the carbs!

    June 25, 2010 at 9:14 am Reply
  • cashmere pearls & boots

    i always use that site!! it’s so much easier then trekking out to the store just for a few ingredients.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Milly

    Seem indeed a lot of taste! I now have so much hunger!

    June 25, 2010 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    Looks yummy and so easy! I’d enjoy it on the deck with a glass of chilled white wine! 🙂

    June 25, 2010 at 9:56 am Reply
  • MCW

    I live Tilapia…if only I had a grill 🙁

    June 25, 2010 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Danielle

    What a healthy meal! And so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Jenni Roseland

    killing me with this grilling recipes lately! can’t wait for our grill to be installed within this next month! def. trying the last few you have been putting up!

    June 25, 2010 at 10:19 am Reply
  • hip hip gin gin

    Yum! That looks delicious! Perfect summer meal.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Silver Strands

    I can usually dig out some fish from my freezer if I look hard enough … and yay! Thanks for the recipe and great pictures!

    June 25, 2010 at 10:34 am Reply
  • jessica

    Wonderful, easy and looks oh so delicious! Go girl!

    June 25, 2010 at 10:39 am Reply
  • Josie

    This looks absolutely delectable. So fresh-looking and colorful — perfect for summer!
    xo Josie

    June 25, 2010 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Carly

    I’ve been jonesing for fish all week! This recipe looks perfect for my Friday NIGHT IN!


    All this is Grace and Charm

    June 25, 2010 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    I need to try it out as soon as I can!
    What a recipe!! die for!
    Drinks on me! 🙂
    Big hugs!

    June 25, 2010 at 11:12 am Reply
  • ae

    Looks yummy!!

    June 25, 2010 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Shelley

    ive only had broiled tilapia, but this sounds like something i might have to try soon! thanks for the recipe!

    June 25, 2010 at 11:28 am Reply
  • lindsay

    This looks like my kind of meal! YUM!

    June 25, 2010 at 11:39 am Reply
  • write-brained

    I love this recipe and Tilapia–good one thx!

    June 25, 2010 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Lannie

    looks AMAZING, stomach growling just looking at it! xoxo.

    June 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I’m such culprit of the lost meals in the freezer…I really wish my hubs likes fish and I would so do this! is great-I love how you can read reviews and see how other people tweeked the recipe a bit. Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to pull my name for the
    giveaway(s)!! 🙂

    June 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Oh man that looks super good!

    June 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm Reply
  • Christine Vi

    Mmmm that looks yummy and very easy! Thanks for a great recipe!

    June 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Holly in Heels

    Yummers! I love grill Fridays and the weekend of course too! This recipe looks divine. Hope you have a fun weekend!
    P.S. don’t miss the giveaway in my site right now! Fun, fashionable & free!

    June 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I adore tilapia! This looks absolutely wonderful and I will definitely have to try it! 🙂 (I’m also a HUGE fan of

    June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Val

    Oh wow! That looks easy! Going to have to try that!

    June 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • drollgirl

    yum! i am printing this! easy and healthy and perfect for summer!

    June 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    I admit- although I hate to cook? I adore Tilapia, so I may try this one!

    June 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • chantele

    Well I think this might have out done my recipe! lol! Looks so yummy!

    Daisy Dayz Home

    June 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Sounds delicious!

    June 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Erin @ Ink Obsession Designs

    That looks delish!!

    June 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    That looks DELISH!!

    June 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Yummmy….Thank you for that darling…I love to make make it:)
    Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon:)

    June 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • annechovie

    Wow, that looks wonderful. Have a great weekend!

    June 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Chrystal

    YUMMMMM!!! Sounds delish!

    June 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm Reply
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    June 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • ModernMom

    What a great way to prepare that fish! Yum:)

    June 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • Sara

    Ha! I am almost certain we have some tilapia sitting in the back of the freezer…I will have to forward this to my husband…he is the man of the grill. =p

    June 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Style, She Wrote

    That looks delicious — and healthy! I am not a big tilapia fan but I’d definitely try that!

    June 25, 2010 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Looks amazing!!! To be honest- I’ve never ever cooked fish- but this looks like something I can handle! Have a great weekend you two XOXO

    June 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • Heather

    We love tilapia at this house and have found that catfish is a great substitute to tilapia and it is even produced in the US in most cases where as most of the Tilapia you find at the grocery in our area comes from China. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Lynn

    We love tilapia at our house so thanks for the recipe! Happy Aloha Friday and I hope you get that gift of a sibling for your little dude. :0)

    June 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm Reply
  • laura

    i love that it looks easy and uncomplicated.
    have a great weekend

    June 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm Reply
  • Nikolett

    I love going to that recipe website! And gosh, you’re making me so hungry with those pictures (but it’s 11:39pm and I mustn’t eat this late haha). The food looks delicious! Hope you have a great weekend 😀

    June 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • lenorenevermore

    mouth watering!!
    I avoid using aluminium foil used/touching the food theses days…only used it as cover.
    Delicious weekend~

    June 26, 2010 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Dionne_C

    Oh how yummy! I love fish, this sounds delish!

    June 26, 2010 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Absolutely Ladylike

    Looks heavenly…thanks for the delicious recipe!

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far…cheers: Evi

    June 26, 2010 at 12:10 am Reply
  • Marz

    Gosh, this looks awesome. I’m also guilty of leaving things in the freezer! I just recently found frozen fruit I had bought last month. I think I’m going to whip up some smoothies with that asap. I love fish so I’ll do this for dinner sometime soon.

    June 26, 2010 at 12:25 am Reply
  • Kellie Collis

    That looks so good! Have a lovely weekend! x

    June 26, 2010 at 2:16 am Reply
  • diane

    Hy, I’m loving the new website! It is great! Thanks for the recipe! I’m such a fool for good food!!!


    June 26, 2010 at 4:13 am Reply
  • Mimi

    My mom makes a recipe so close to this, and it is the most delicious thing! I want to try this one, great pick!


    June 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Holly

    This looks AMAZING! Tilapia is one of my all-time favs too. I’ll have to give it a try, or at least send my husband your way the next time he fires up the grill. Thanks for the recipe!

    June 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • PeaceLoveLipgloss

    This looks delish & easy, but I always get creeped out when I prepare fish. It’s a bummer because I love it!

    June 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm Reply
  • Sierra

    Wow, great work! Looks so delicious!!

    June 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm Reply
  • marla hansen

    Oh my gosh, that looks delicious!

    July 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm Reply
  • Krystal

    i’m cooking this with flounder as i type 😉

    July 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm Reply

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