3 Tilapia On The Grill Recipes (Healthy & Homemade) 2022

3 Tilapia On The Grill Recipes (Healthy & Homemade) 2022

If you want mildly flavored grilled seafood that can be cooked within a few minutes, you can’t go wrong with tilapia. We love this fish species because it’s affordable, has a less fish-like flavor, and can be used in multiple recipes. Nothing can beat the fresh grilled fish flavor combined with some herbs, lime, and spices. Apart from the health benefits, tilapia is loaded with unique flavors.

There are many recipes you can create using tilapia, be it for lunch or dinner. The best thing about this is that it has less cooking time and is a lot of filling. Besides, this fish species is widely bought around the world because of its affordability and easy availability. In the next section, we will introduce you to some drool-worthy tilapia on the grill recipes to make your day.

1. Grilled Tilapia With Smoked Paprika

Tilapia on the Grill Recipes

If you haven’t tried this already, let us introduce you to this delicious recipe with rich flavors and a perfect balance of spices. The best thing about this recipe is its less cooking time. It only takes 18 minutes in total to cook, which makes it a go-to meal. Besides that, this recipe is full of nutrition that makes it suitable for kids too. This recipe is enough to feed four people. If you want more, you can take more Tilapia fillets, so let’s get started with it. Check out our top 5 infrared grills if you’re looking for a new one.

Ingredients You Need

  • Tilapia Fillets x 04
  • Olive oil x 3 tbsp
  • Garlic powder x 1 teaspoon
  • Smoked paprika (ground) x 2 teaspoons
  • Salt x ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper (ground) ½ teaspoons


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except Tilapia. Mix all the ingredients well using a wooden spatula or the spatula of your choice. Now, take out all your Tilapia fillets and evenly brush the mixture over them. Make sure the mixture reaches everywhere on the fillets. Heat the grilling pan or outdoor grill on medium to high heat. Now, put some oil over the grilling surface and place your Tilapia on it. Cook until it’s correctly done. Take the fillets out and serve them with sauteed veggies and cooked rice.

2. Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia

This Tilapia recipe cannot get any simpler than it already is. It takes minimal ingredients and less time to cook and offers great flavors. If you have to cook at the last minute, then grilled lemon pepper tilapia will be your go-to recipe. You wouldn’t believe this, but it only takes 10 minutes to cook, and all the ingredients it takes are always present in your kitchen cabinets.

Ingredients You Need

  • Tilapia fillets
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Aluminum foil for covering the fillets


Now let’s get started with the recipe. All you need is aluminum foil which you will grease with olive oil. Now, place your tilapia fillets in it, which you have seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning. Cover the fillets with the foil and put them in the preheated grill. Check it after about 8 minutes to check if it’s done or not. Garnish it with your favorite veggies.

3. Grilled Tilapia Piccata

Our last recipe will blow your mind with its toothsome flavors. Like the recipes mentioned above, this one too is ultra-convenient to make. Besides, you can confidently make this as a dinner or lunch when your friends are at your place because this recipe is bursting with flavors. Let’s see how easily you can make this restaurant-style grilled tilapia piccata.

Grilled Tilapia Piccata

Ingredients You Need

  • Grated lemon zest x ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice x 3 tbsp
  • Fresh basil (minced) x 3 tbsp
  • Tilapia fillets x 4
  • Olive oil x 2 tbsp
  • Salt x ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves ( minced) x 2
  • Pepper x ¼ teaspoon
  • Carpers (drained) x 2 teaspoons


First and foremost, take a bowl and add lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil and whisk them together. When these ingredients are well blended, add 2 tablespoons of minced basil and carpers. Now, brush this mixture all over your tilapia fillets, leave some for garnishing. After that, sprinkle some salt and pepper over it according to your taste. Now, brush the grilling rack with some olive oil and place the fillets on top of it. Cook it for 3 to 5 minutes and constantly check for doneness. Once done, garnish the fillets with minced basil and drizzle the mixture for added flavors.

How do you grill tilapia without it falling apart?

The only solution to this is to grill your tilapia quickly and handling it with care. Watch closely while you are grilling tilapia and check when the edges turn while. Use a thin spatula whenever you want to turn the sides. Also, there is absolutely no need to turn the fish fillet now and then because you will ruin the tilapia fillet in doing so.

How do I prevent fish from sticking to the grill?

First of all, keep the temperature right; it shouldn’t be too high, which can burn the upper layer of fish and cause it to stick to the grill surface. Apart from that, you can also brush the grilling rack with oil to prevent the fish from sticking to it. Lastly, there are a lot of non-stick grilling racks available in the market that work wonders.

How many minutes do you grill tilapia?

Tilapia takes less time in cooking; it can be properly grilled between 8 to 10 minutes. You can also check the doneness by closely watching their color. If it turns white, then it means it is properly cooked. Translucent color means undercooked, whereas dark brown color obviously means overcooked tilapia.

Final Thoughts

Grilled tilapia is always a great lunch or dinner idea as it takes less time to cook, gives you nutrition, and offers rich flavors. Besides, tilapia is an affordable fish species which makes it widely bought all around the world. You can always make your fusion recipes using tilapia or follow the ones mentioned above. We hope you have fun following the above-mentioned recipes.

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