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 Grilled Tilapia In Foil 

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.

Grilled Tilapia with piece ripped open with fork

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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

Tilapia

Traeger Grills Blackened Saskatchewan Rub– You can use another brand of blackening seasoning if you can’t find the Traeger one.

Olive Oil

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.

Frozen tiliapia fillets with Traeger Saskatchewan rub

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.

Tilapia filet with blackening seasoning on it laying on tin foil

Season to taste with your blackening on both sides. You can do the seasoning as heavy or as light as you would like.

Tilapia seasoned and wrapped in foil to grill

Fold your foil to make a packet around the fish fillet. I make a packet with a flap for steam to escape a bit.

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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.

Grilled tilapia foil packets on monument grill with grilled vegetables and chicken breasts

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.

Cooked Grilled Tilapia on foil


Alternative Seasonings For Grilled Tilapia

Grilled Tilapia with piece ripped open with fork

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.

Grilled tilapia with white rice and grilled veggies

What to serve with grilled Tilapia

Bread: Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart BreadGarlic Parmesan Bisucti Pull Part BreadEnglish Muffin Garlic Cheese BreadEasy Cheesy Monkey Bread

Smoked Side Dishes: Smoked Baked PotatoesSmoked Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Sweet Potato CasseroleSmoked Baked PotatoesSmoked Loaded Cheesy PotatoesSmoked Deviled EggsSmoked Loaded Baked BeansCreamy Smoked Macaroni And CheeseSmoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes

Grilled Side Dishes: Cheesy Grilled AsparagusCheese Stuffed MushroomsGrilled Loaded Twice Baked PotatoesGrilled Corn On The Cob,

Desserts: How To Smoke A PieCoca-Cola Chocolate CakeCrescent Roll Peach DumplingsPumpkin Bars

Amazing Grilling Recipes to Check out

Using your grill to make dinner is perfect for any weeknight dinner or weekend cookout! Easy Grilling Recipes are my go-to; some of my family’s favorites are below. (see my collection -> here)

Grilled Tilapia with piece ripped open with fork

Grilled Tilapia in Foil

Guy Who Grills
This Grilled Tilapia in foil is a perfect weeknight dinner! Serve with white rice and grilled vegetables for an easy dinner! Use blackening seasoning, old bay, or lemon pepper to season!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 109 kcal

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalProtein: 23gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 342mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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 Grilled Tilapia In Foil 

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