Grilled Tilapia and Acorn Squash


Nevermind that the high today was just 60.  And there’s a frost advisory for our area tonight.

Wasn’t gonna stop me from using the grill tonight!

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Grilled Tilapia and Acorn Squash

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes + 30 minute marinade time

Cooking Time – 10 minutes


  • 4 frozen tilapia fillets ($2.99) This is my “never pay more than price” for fish!
  • 1 Tbsp seafood seasoning ($.05)
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice ($.05)
  • Rice with Garden Greens ($.35)
  • 1 large acorn squash (about 2 lbs.) ($1.04) On sale last week for $.49/lb!
  • 2 Tbsp butter/margarine/dairy-free margarine ($.20)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($.05) Or other preferred sweetener like honey, maple syrup, agave syrup.


  1. Thaw frozen tilapia fillets in the refrigerator. Marinate with lemon juice and seafood seasonings for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. Cooking time may vary depending on heat of grill and thickness of fillets.
  3. Reheat Rice with Garden Greens. (I find that placing partially thawed frozen rice into a saucepan with 1/2 cup of hot water, set over low heat, is the best way to reheat frozen rice.)
  4. Cook acorn squash. Serve with butter/margarine and brown sugar.
  5. Serve Grilled Tilapia, Rice with Garden Greens and Sweetened Acorn Squash.

Cost $4.73

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  1. Sandra says

    I’m in North Dallas, TX .. so I’ve got a while left of great grilling season! :-) When you grill fish … do you have something special you put it on .. to keep it from flaking all apart?! Please let me know how you do it! :-)

  2. says

    @Sandra, Tonight I just sprayed the grill down with Pam Grilling. The put the fish right on. 1 of the fillets that was thinner stuck to the grill, but the others did fine. You could wrap them in foil and grill them in a foil packet to avoid the mess and any flaking.


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