African Tilapia Recipe

A tiliapia fillet
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1002 Calories
99g Fat
8g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1002
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 99g 127%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1933mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 24g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Tilapia is grilled hot while it is basted in a lightly flavored marinade. Try making it for dinner and watch as your family can't help but compliment your cooking.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients except for the tilapia. Mix well until the salt is dissolved.

  3. Place tilapia in a glass dish and cover with marinade. Turn to coat and set aside for 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat grill.

  5. Pour marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer on low for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sauce cool.

  6. 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 to 150 F.

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

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