Best Grilled Tilapia

Let me first start off by saying, I LOVE our Traeger grill. If you don’t know what that is, just  go look it up and read the reviews. This thing is AHH-MAZ-ING! My husband and I were walking through Costco one day, and I’m sure this   guy   very friendly salesman had us pegged from the time we first walked into the food section, but we left the store with enough time for hubs to talk me into buying this thing, and back to Costco  we went 2 days later. HOWEVER, this is probably one of the BEST purchases that we’ve ever made. (No, they aren’t paying me to say this – this is free advertising for Traeger. I just feel that passionate about this dang grill.) It’s fun to say that we now actually somewhat cook together. I get it all prepared, and my husband will throw it on the grill and leave cook it. (That’s how easy these things are.)

So – We have been eating a LOT of meat here lately, which I don’t mind, but I think we both needed a little fish in our lives. Que in new recipes!! 🙂

Tilapia. One of the best fish to eat, aside from Salmon, in my opinion. This is a SUPER easy recipe, I’ve been cooking our fish this way from the beginning because it’s made such an impact on the somewhat picky husband. You will notice also, that I don’t usually ever put in exact measurements, because, well, I just don’t know them. I can guess for you, but the thing I’ve found in life, is that NOTHING is every EXACTLY correct, and it’s all to your liking. So have fun with it.

*Side notes- you can also bake this, and I usually bake at about 375º for about 20-25 minutes. But if you have a Traeger, USE IT!


2 pieces tilapia

lemon pepper seasoning

lemon, or lemon juice

salt and pepper

garlic, or garlic powder – or heck, any type of garlic spice you want.

aluminum foil



Heat up Traeger to 325º or oven to 375º. Place each piece of Tilapia on separate piece of aluminum foil. Make a “boat” out of the foil so no juices fall out of it. Cover with lemon juice, lemon pepper ,- or any other seasonings (Italian seasoning is good, cajun seasoning is good, you get the idea) salt and pepper, and top with some butter. Place in grill, or oven and let cook for about 20 minutes. You will know fish is done because it’s flaky, it will break when you cut it with a fork. Serve warm with whatever sides you choose.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, as it’s really easy and a lot of fun to make. Please comment and as always feel free to share.






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