How To Make Oven Grilled Tilapia Fish

Tilapia is one of the widely known fishes that can be easily cooked. It can be cooked through frying, grilling, and steaming. This quick and easy oven grilled tilapia fish is one of the delicious recipes you can prepare for dinner.


• 2 fresh tilapia fresh (descaled and cleaned)
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1 medium red bell pepper (diced)
• 1 medium sweet pepper (diced)
• 1 scotch bonnet
• 1 small-sized onion (diced)
• 1 Knorr fish stock cube
• thumb-sized ginger
• 1 tsp smoked paprika
• 1 tsp mixed herbs
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tsp curry powder
• 1/4 cup coconut oil (for frying)
• 1/4 cup sunflower oil (frying the marinade)
• Mixed bell peppers (julienned for garnishing)


This recipe takes about 30-35 minutes. Serves 2-3.

For the marinade:
Prepare a blender.
Add red bell pepper, sweet pepper, onion, scotch bonnet, 2 garlic cloves, ginger, and Knorr fish stock cube.
Add 1 tsp mixed herbs, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/4 cup sunflower oil.
Blend the ingredients until the texture is smooth.

Set pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1/4 cup coconut oil and let it heat.
Pour the blended mixture.
Cover and let it cook for 10-12 minutes.
Set aside and let it cool.

Score the tilapia fish on both sides as preferred.
Put it on a baking dish for the marinating process.
Coat the fish with the marinade.
Don’t forget to also put coat the belly with the marinade.
Cover with cling film.
Refrigerate and let it marinate for 1 hour, preferably overnight.

For oven-grilling tilapia:
Lightly grease the oven rack.
Preheat oven to 250 C.
Set the marinated tilapia fish on the rack.
Coat the fish with some more of the remaining marinade.
Place inside the oven.
Let it grill for 10 minutes.
Remove it and flip it on the other side.
Coat the fish with the marinade.
Continue to grill for 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the mixed bell pepper sauce:
Place the remaining marinade on low heat.
Add the mixed bell peppers.
Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
Set aside.

Place the oven-grilled tilapia fish on a plate.
Pour the mixed bell pepper sauce on the fish.
Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Oven Grilled Tilapia Fish
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