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Grilled tilapia

Easy Grilled Tilapia


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This grilled tilapia is perfectly seasoned and easy to make! It’s a light and flaky fish that’s full of flavor, making a simple healthy dinner recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 4 4-ounce tilapia fillets, (wild caught if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (also called pimentón)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • For serving: blistered tomatoes or chopped cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450°F).
  2. Bring the tilapia to room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  3. Pat the tilapia dry with a clean towel. Rub it with the olive oil and sprinkle it with the kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and celery seed in a small bowl, then pat it on to the fish.
  4. Grill the tilapia skin side down over indirect heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until it releases from the grates. Flip and cook another 3 to 4 minutes, until the fish is tender and just cooked through (internal temperature is 130 to 140°F or 54 to 60°C). Allow to rest for a few minutes, then serve, topping with blistered tomatoes if desired. Store leftovers for up to 3 days refrigerated in an airtight container. 

Notes

*If you can’t find it, you can use sweet paprika. But smoked paprika brings the best flavor with a hint of smokiness.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free