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Grilled Tilapia Recipe

Grilled tilapia recipe with a lemon pepper crust, and a recipe for grilling rockin' tilapia fish tacos. Try one and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

How To Grill Tilapia Fillets on the BBQ

Lemon Pepper Crusted Fish
Grilled Tilapia Recipe

We think practically any fish tastes great grilled with just some butter and lemon pepper. Tilapia is no exception. This recipe is simple and delicious. It can also be used for grilling tilapia fish tacos (see other recipe on this page).

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
Time: Under 30 Minutes

  • Butter, softened

  • Lemon Pepper

  • 4 tilapia fish fillets (if frozen, thaw first in cold water)

  • Directions

    Preheat grill to high heat (500 degrees F).

    Grilling Tip:
    You know the grill is ready when you can place your hand a few inches above the open grill grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.

    Meanwhile, rub each side of your tilapia fillets with butter. Sprinkle each side with your desired amount of lemon pepper.

    Lightly oil grill grate. Grilling tilapia only takes a total of 8 minutes on the bbq (turn halfway through).

    Rockin' Grilled Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe

    Ingredients (Makes 12)
    Time: Under 30 Minutes

    White Sauce

    3/4 cup mayonnaise

    13. cup plain white yogurt

    1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

    3 garlic cloves, minced


    1 pound tilapia fish fillets

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon oregano

    1 teaspoon paprika

    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    12 small corn tortillas

    Recommended Toppings

    Shredded Cabbage

    Avocado slices

    Chopped Cilantro

    Lime wedges

    Grilling Instructions for Tilapia Fish Tacos

    Preheat grill for high heat (500 degrees F).

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the white sauce ingredients. Set it aside in the fridge to chill.

    In another small bowl, mix together the spices for your tilapia (salt, oregano, paprika, dry mustard, cayenne, black pepper). Rub spice mixture onto each side of your tilapia fish fillets.

    Wrap corn tortillas loosely in double-sided foil. Lightly oil grill grate and place fish and tortillas on the grill. Grill everything about 4 minutes per side or until the tilapia is cooked through.

    To serve: Place grilled tilapia fish in center of corn tortilla along with preferred amount of our recommended toppings. Finish off with a liberal amount of our tasty white sauce. Fold and eat!

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