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grilled tilapia

Easy Oven Grilled Tilapia

Easy Oven Grilled Tilapia: Tilapia can be cooked in various ways including frying, steaming, stir-frying and even more but grilling is a healthy and time efficient way to prepare Tilapia.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, American, Global
Keyword homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 53kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 1 Tilapia Fish large
  • 1/2 Tsp Curry powder
  • 2 Sprigs of fresh Thyme
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet
  • 1 Onion Small
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger Root
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 African Nutmeg


  • Remove the dirt from the fish and wash it with salt and water or lime and water and pat it dry with a paper towel then set it aside.
  • To make the Marinade, combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blend till it becomes a smooth paste. Pour it inside a bowl and set it aside.
  • Make about 3 deep cut or more on the fish depending on how big your fish is, then begin to brush the marinade over the fish, make sure you reach every corner baste every corner of the fish with the marinade including the deep cut.
  • Cover up the fish and place it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes or overnight. This will allow the Marinade to penetrate deep inside the Fish.
  • Remove the Fish from the Fridge, uncover the foil paper then rub it again with some Marinade and place it in a 350°F preheated Oven for the first 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, flip it to the other side and rub it with some marinade again. Then leave it to cook for another 10 minutes.
  • When the 10 minutes is complete, flip it to the first side again and rub it with the remaining marinade. Then leave it in the Oven for another 5 to 10 minutes depending on how brown you want the Fish to be.


  • I used Habanero pepper in this recipe but you can substitute with 2 tsp of Cayenne/Red Pepper Flakes (or use to Taste)
  • The African Nutmeg can be substituted with the regular nutmeg but in this case you will need to use about 1/2 Tsp of grated Nutmeg.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg