A nice, easy, grilled weeknight dinner is one of my favorites. This Grilled Tilapia in foil cooks fast and is easy to put together. Using the grill to make family dinner, and even better when it’s a lean protein, the family will love it.
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As much as I love grilling up steak and chicken, I try to switch it up with fish every once in a while. I love how fast the fish fillets cook up, plus the frozen ones are easy to thaw out for the easy weeknight dinners.
Grilled Tilapia In Foil Ingredients
WHAT TYPE OF Tilapia TO USE
I like to buy frozen filets of Tilapia; they are easy to keep in the freezer, and I can pull them one at a time to defrost. I like to buy mine from Amazon.
You can buy fresh Tilapia Fillets at the grocery store as well; it is hard to fish for, so they are farmed quite often. Texas does have it in lakes if you are in Texas.
How To Make
Thaw your Tilapia if needed, and thaw in the fridge overnight. I purchase individually wrapped frozen fillets to pull out as many or as few as possible.
Lay out foil and spray with a bit of nonstick. You could skip this step, but I get overly paranoid about my food sticking.
Rub both sides of your Tilapia with some olive oil. This will allow the seasoning to stick to the fillet.
Season to taste with your blackening on both sides. You can do the seasoning as heavy or as light as you would like.
Fold your foil to make a packet around the fish fillet. I make a packet with a flap for steam to escape a bit.
I made this on my Monument Grils 35633. I shared my full Monument Grill review before (you can see it -> here), but the window is still my favorite part of the grill! You can order one from Monument Grills, Amazon, Wayfair, or Home Depot!
Turn your grill onto low-medium heat.
Set your foil packet on either the upper or lower rack of the grill; if using the lower rack, you will need to keep a close eye on it as it cooks.
Use a meat thermometer to verify your fillet has cooked to 145 degrees.
Remove and serve.
Alternative Seasonings For Grilled Tilapia
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dill Seasoning
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bread Crumbs
How To Store Leftover Tilapia
Store leftover grilled Tilapia in an air-tight container or ziploc bag in the fridge for up to three days.
What to serve with grilled Tilapia
Smoked Side Dishes: Smoked Baked Potatoes, Smoked Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Sweet Potato Casserole, Smoked Baked Potatoes, Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes, Smoked Deviled Eggs, Smoked Loaded Baked Beans, Creamy Smoked Macaroni And Cheese, Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes
Amazing Grilling Recipes to Check out
- Grilled Side Dish Recipes
- Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs
- How to Grill Chicken Breasts
- Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Grilled Pork Steaks
Grilled Tilapia in Foil
- Thaw your tilapia if needed, and thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Lay out foil and spray with a bit of nonstick.
- Rub both sides of your Tilapia with some olive oil
- Season to taste with your blackening on both sides.
- Fold your foil to make a packet around the fish fillet.
- Turn your grill onto a low-medium heat.
- Set your foil packet on either the upper or lower rack of the grill; if using the lower rack, you will need to keep a close eye on it as it cooks.
- Use a meat thermometer to verify your fillet has cooked to 145 degrees.
- Remove and serve.