Spicy Tilapia with Aioli

Grilled fillet of fish
Grilled tilapia fillet Getty Images/Juanmonino
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1125 Calories
105g Fat
19g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 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.


  • For the Aioli:
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • For the Tilapia:
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps in this recipe, the spicy tilapia dish is broken down into workable categories to help you plan for preparation and assembly.

Make the Aioli

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, add the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard.

  3. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve the tilapia.

Make the Tilapia

  1. Preheat the grill. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin.

  2. Sprinkle the spice mixture over both sides of the tilapia fillets.

  3. Place the tilapia on the hot grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes over medium-high heat, turning once. The fish is done when it reaches an internal temperature of about 145 F to 150 F.

  4. Remove from the grill and serve topped with the aioli. Enjoy!

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