Spicy Marinated Grilled Tilapia

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Tilapia fillets marinated in your favorite spices and grilled to perfection.

Summer grilling is one of our family’s must-haves. Cooking and eating outdoors brings our family together, and because of that, we tend to use our grills like crazy in the summer! If you can roast it, do it because it tastes better when roasted.

This fish is delicious. Tilapia is one fish that you can easily turn up a notch. It’s so simple, so a little spiciness sounds just right. Cooking tip: When I grill fish, I always put it on a sheet of foil. That way I don’t have to worry about it peeling off and getting eaten by the flames.

  • Spice Grade:

    This recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, which may be too much for anyone with a spice sensitivity. Feel free to adjust peppers as needed. If you know you are more sensitive to spicy foods, maybe you can start with 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne.

  • What should you serve with spicy grilled tilapia?

    We like to keep it simple and stick to one cooking method for each meal. There’s nothing more stressful than running back and forth between the grill and whatever’s cooking in the house, so if we’re grilling, we’re committed to grilling everything. We love delicious grilled asparagus or zucchini with tilapia, and a fresh, light salad.

  • Can tilapia be made ahead and reheated?

    Unfortunately, no. Fish is one of those foods that needs to be freshly prepared and eaten. We do not recommend making or reheating leftovers ahead of time.

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Spicy Tilapia

raw material

  • 1 pound tilapia about 2 slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lime Juiced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili
  • 1 chili diced
  • 1/4 cup coriander Chopped


  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, paprika, and cayenne in a small bowl and toss to coat.

  • Place the fish in a shallow dish (such as a glass cake pan). Pour the marinade over the fish. Sprinkle jalapenos and cilantro on top and marinate for about 20 minutes.

  • Grill on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. Actual cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. The fish is done when it can be easily sliced ​​with a fork.