July 6, 2018 – By Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan – Updated July 26, 2019 – 50 Feedback
Let’s get some variety into our grill season. Healthier eating has by no means been so great or straightforward as this wonderfully spicy grilled blackened tilapia. Fire up the grill now.
Editor’s Note: Originally published May possibly 11, 2013. Updated with re-edited photos and text.
Based mostly on my Oven Baked Blacken Tilapia , it only takes two minutes per side to get a grilled masterpiece. I have included alternatives for cooking equipment (basket vs. griddle) and diverse amounts of heat.
The primary complaint about the oven baked blackened tilapia was the lack of “crustiness,” so this has been on the to-do listing for a whilst. Properly, this solved that concern. Give it a try out you will adore it.
This is the easiest five in a lengthy time. Certainly the leader for the greatest recipe of the yr (2012).
Ideas: Notes for Grilled Blackened Tilapia
This recipe is based mostly on my oven baked blackened tilapia which is based mostly on an Aaron MaCorgo Jr (Foods Networks “Big Daddy”) recipe. This guy can cook and is a joy to watch, highly suggested. The authentic recipe was pan-fried, I converted that to oven and now employing it on the grill.
I employed a Brinkmann Steel Flexible Grilling Basket that price about $15 (I purchased it myself) at Property Depot. You can also get one at Amazon for a few dollars far more. Highly rated by Shoppers Report.
You can also use a preheated griddle or even immediately grill on the grates, but the fish may possibly fall apart with even minimal sticking.
Given that the fish is thin and we are making use of higher heat, you can cook with the grill lid open or closed. It must not matter much.
Lastly the heat. I use 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper here. This was a 7/10 hot. I suspect most people will want one/4 teaspoon. I have completed this with one/four teaspoon which is a 3-4/ten heat level. The unique recipe utilised a total teaspoon which I did when. It was what I contact manly man degree of 10/ten.
Other Excellent Tilapia Options
Preheat grill to as high as it will go. For me, that is 600+ degrees. If utilizing a griddle as an alternative of a grill basket, then location it on the grill to preheat.
Combine three tablespoons paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, one tablespoon onion powder, one teaspoon black pepper, one particular teaspoon dry thyme, one teaspoon dry oregano and one/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Also, include cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon for standard (three/10 heat) one/2 teaspoon for spicy (7/ten) and 1 teaspoon for manly guy ten/ten heat.
Rinse and pat dry 1 pound of tilapia.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave. About 15 seconds.
Brush both sides of tilapia with the melted butter.
Coat the two sides of the tilapia with a generous quantity of the rub. You won’t want all the rub.
Spray a flexible grill basket with a generous quantity of PAM.
Load the tilapia in the grill basket. Alternatively, if making use of a griddle then add a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to the preheated griddle. Do not use olive oil since it smokes at higher temperatures.
Location the tilapia on preheated grill. The lid may possibly be open or closed. Grill for only two minutes. Flip and grill an additional two minutes. Use a watch with a second hand and do not overcook.
Completed. Serve immediately.
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