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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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  1. 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!

  2. 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)!! 🙂

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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 😀

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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