Spicy Tilapia with Aioli

Grilled fillet of fish
Grilled tilapia fillet. Getty Images/Juanmonino
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1125 Calories
105g Fat
19g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 105g 135%
Saturated Fat 25g 123%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 2159mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 27g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*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 is a great recipe for tilapia. This fish is loaded with flavor and quite similar to tilapia dishes that you would find in a restaurants.


  • 2 pounds/900 g tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoon/30 mL chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin
  • For the Aioli:
  • 1 1/2 cups/360 mL mayonnaise
  • 6 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon/30 mL lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon/30 mL Dijon mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare aioli by combining all aioli ingredients in a bowl, mixing well and then refrigerate until you are ready for it.

  2. Preheat grill. Combine spices for fish and sprinkle over both sides of the tilapia fillets.

  3. Place on hot grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes over a medium-high heat. Turn once during grilling.

  4. Once fish reaches an internal temperature about 145-150 degrees F., it is done. Remove from grill and serve topped with Aioli.

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