Oven-grilled tilapia


Oven-grilled tilapia

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

A delicious, West African dish that is sure to please.


Fish & vegetables

  • 3 or 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 bell peppers, varied colors
  • Additional vegetables, like asparagus or onion (optional)


  • 2 1/2 c. oil (olive and/or avocado)
  • 5 shallots, halved
  • 9 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3" ginger, sliced in disks
  • 5 red chili pepper, green tops removed
  • 1 habanero,¬†green top removed
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp. salt (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. bullion
  • 1 tsp. black pepper



  1. Prepare all ingredients. Heat oil over medium (4). Add everything besides salt and spices, and let simmer 22-25 minutes. Let cool ~20 minutes.
  2. Once cooled, remove all vegetable pieces and blend with ~1/2 the oil. Save the rest of the oil for another use.
  3. Add salt and spices to blended vegetables. Adjust to taste.


  1. Make sure fish is thawed, scaled, gutted, and rinsed well. Cut off bottom of the mouth, if desired.
  2. Make 3 deep, diagonal incisions on both sides. Rub in all the marinade, including on the inside cavity and incisions. Let marinate up to 1 hour at room temperature, or up to 24 hours in the fridge.
  3. Once finished marinating, largely chop the bell peppers and any additional vegetables, and place on aluminum-lined baking sheet. Place fish on a baking rack, and put that on top of the vegetables.
  4. Broil on high for 15 minutes. Flip fish, then broil for another 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove fish and baking rack, and place baking sheet with vegetables back in the oven. Broil another ~5 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked and have some color.

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