Tilapia on the Grill

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 21, 2010

I dug out some tilapia fillets from the depths of the freezer.  Thankfully they were vacuum packed and in another freezer bag, so they almost as good as fresh!

I wanted to grill the fillets straight on the grill, but they were too thin…so I “foil grill” it is. And we’ll round out the meal with Buttery Succotash with Dill and Grilled Garlic Bread.


4 frozen tilapia fillets ($2.99)
1 Tbsp lemon juice ($.05)
1 Tbsp Seafood seasoning -lemon and dill ($.05)
Grilled Garlic Bread ($.75)
Buttery Succotash with Dill ($1.20)


1. Place the thawed fish fillets into a foil pouch, add a dash or two of lemon juice to each fillet and season with a little seafood seasoning.  Wrap the fillet in the foil and place on the grill.  Grill for 7-10 minutes, or until fillet is white through and through.

2. Prepare the Buttery Succotash with Dill and the Grilled Garlic Bread.
3. Serve Tilapia on the Grill with Buttery Succotash with Dill and Grilled Garlic Bread.

Cost $5.04

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle April 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

thanks for inspiring me, Erin…I had garlic bread on the menu…but now I’m grilling it! :)


Lynne April 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Being from New Zealand I’m not familiar with this type of fish. Is it mild or strong flavoured?


Jen April 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

@Lynne, It is mild flavored.


Sara Cart April 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

Coming from your spotlight on BlogSpark. Not a big fish family, but you have some other ideas that I’m going to be trying.


Crystal April 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

I love tilapia though I’ve never tried it on the grill!


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