15 Minute Easy Grilled Tilapia Recipe – only four ingredients needed! This easy Tilapia recipe is soon to become your summer go to favorite. Because, It is light, flaky, easy to make and best of all, delicious.
Easy Grilled Tilapia Recipe
While I am not a huge fish lover, I absolutely adore this easy tilapia recipe. That’s because the fish has a very light and flaky flavor. All you need is 4 ingredients and 15 minutes! So, it’s super easy to make!
Is Tilapia Fishy?
I always think it is funny when we are at a restaurant and someone asks the waiter about the fish and says, “is it fishy?” As I mentioned, I am not the biggest fish eater. However, I do love the lightness of tilapia and the fact that it really isn’t very “fishy.”
Tilapia is the fish for people who don’t really like fish. It’s not exactly chicken, but it’s a good middle ground if you have to make a group of people happy. I have been making tilapia for the past few years and, if I do say so myself, I have perfected this easy tilapia recipe!
I make a great grilled tilapia! The best is that it only has 4 ingredients AND it only takes 15 minutes.
Once the summer gets closer, I like to stock up the freezer with tons of things I can grill. We love grilling, it is so easy and the clean up is a breeze. So I always make a Costco run and I keep a bag of frozen tilapia from all spring and summer and when I am looking for a quick dinner – this easy tilapia recipe is my go to!!
Easy to Cook with Other Foods
While my kids don’t love fish, I can throw on burgers for them and cook them at the same time, or this amazing Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Ginger Teriyaki Sauce – it is a grilling staple in our house! If the flaky and light tilapia doesn’t thrill everybody at the table, then this is still a win, because it plays well with others.
The frozen tilapia from Costco comes individually packaged and sealed, so I can just grab what I need for me and burgers for the boys. So, it’s totally convenient, and it’s the secret to my easy tilapia recipe.
Easy Tilapia Recipe
Are you a last minute meal preper? If so, this easy tilapia recipe is totally for you. Just grab the fish right from the freezer and you don’t even have to defrost it.
I love to pair it with some couscous or quinoa and some broccoli or asparagus (also made on the grill) or even better, my grilled corn recipe is the EASIEST. Then you can have your whole meal prepared on the grill with no clean up required!
If you don’t know how easy it is to grill corn, then just follow this easy tutorial on How to Grill Corn on the Cob !
If you are looking for another great side dish, then check out our Feta and Bacon Green Beans, they are beyond delicious! Or, throw our Garlic Potato Foil Packets right next to the tilapia on the grill then you have another great meal, also with no cleanup!
How to make Grilled Tilapia
Here is what you need:
- Tilapia loins – fresh or frozen
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt – I love Lawry’s – I use it for everything under the sun!
- Shredded parmesan cheese
- Non-stick aluminum foil
Here is what you do:
- First, Place tilapia on non-stick aluminum foil
- Lightly brush olive oil over the top and then the sides of the tilapia
- Sprinkle garlic salt and parmesan cheese generously over the tilapia
- Finally, Grill over medium heat with grill cover closed for 15 minutes – do not turn over (I do 15 minutes with frozen tilapia, cut about 2 – 3 minutes off for fresh.)
- That’s all…. enjoy!
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Easy Grilled Tilapia
- 1 Tilapia loin fresh or frozen
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt
- Parmesan cheese Shredded
- Non-stick aluminum foil
- Place tilapia on non-stick aluminum foil
- Lightly brush olive oil over the top and sides of the tilapia
- Sprinkle garlic salt and parmesan cheese gernerously over the tilapia
- Grill over medium heat with grill cover closed for 15 minutes - do not turn over (I do 15 minutes with frozen tilapia, cut about 2 - 3 minutes off for fresh.)
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