African Tilapia

A tiliapia fillet
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

This Tilapia is grilled hot while it is basted in a lightly flavored marinade.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds/900 g tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup/240 mL vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL cayenne or red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients except for the tilapia. Mix well until the salt is dissolved. Place tilapia in a glass dish and cover with marinade. Turn to coat and set aside for 20 minutes. Preheat grill. Pour marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer on low for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sauce cool.

Grill tilapia fillets over a medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature at the thickest part of fish reaches between 145-150 degrees F.

Serve by pouring a small amount of the sauce over the tilapia fillets.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1002
Total Fat 99 g
Saturated Fat 18 g
Unsaturated Fat 59 g
Cholesterol 113 mg
Sodium 1,933 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 24 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)