How To Make Grilled Tilapia Fish

Tilapia is a freshwater fish which originated in Africa. Tilapia now is grown worldwide and has become the third most important fish in agriculture next to carp and salmon. Tilapia is easier to cultivate in tropical countries as it thrives in warm water temperatures. Tilapia is very affordable and its flesh is white and flaky and very palatable. Most cooks love tilapia because it is very versatile. It can be used whole or filleted and prepared by frying, grilling, smoking, drying, steaming or even added to soups.

This recipe gives you a very simple way to enjoy a fiery grilled tilapia at home. The fish is marinated for an hour to make sure the fish absorbs all the spicy flavors. Serve this dish to your family and friends with your choice of a healthy side dish to complete the meal.


• 2 Tilapia fish, cleaned and descaled
• 2 tbsp oil
• 1/2 onion, finely chopped
• 2 rosemary sprigs, finely chopped
• 2 sage leaves, finely chopped
• 1 thyme sprig, finely chopped
• 2 tsp Maggi hot liquid seasoning
• 2 tsp tropical seasoning
• 1 tsp extra hot chili pepper paste


This recipe takes about 40 minutes to make. The fish needs to marinate for at least an hour. Serves 4.

Using a paper towel, pat the fish to make sure it’s dry.
Cut 2 slits on each side of the fish.
To prepare the marinade, put oil, onion, rosemary, sage leaves, thyme, Maggi hot liquid seasoning, tropical seasoning, and chili pepper paste in a bowl and mix well.
Rub the marinade all over the fish including the cavity.
Put the fish on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Keep fish in the fridge for an hour to marinate.
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Put a wire rack on top of a baking tray.
Put the fish on top of the rack.
Grill in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes on each side.

Ideas And Tips:

• If you don’t want the fish too spicy, you may skip the chili paste.

• You can also grill the fish on your outdoor grill. Just follow the same temperature setting and cooking time so the fish doesn’t overcook or burn.

How To Make Grilled Tilapia Fish
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