Grilled Tilapia – 2 Ways


Grilled Tilapia – 2 Ways

Grilled Tilapia 2 Ways

(With Aioli or With Piccata Sauce)

Ingredients:                                                                        Servings:4

  • 2 lbs. tilapia fillets
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1tsp. butter
  • 1  tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

For the Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1  tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. dried tarragon

For Piccata Sauce

  • 1 tbsp. melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. small capers, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp. chopped stuffed green olives


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Brush oil on both sides of filets.
  3. Sprinkle with seasoning.
  4. Place on hot grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes over a medium high heat. Turn once during grilling.

Prepare Aioli

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix
  • Refrigerate until you are ready for use.


Prepare Piccata Sauce

  • Melt butter and olive oil together
  • Stir in capers, stuffed olives, lemon juice and salt.
  • Pour over Grilled Tilapia fillets and serve.

Roasted  new potatoes and haricot vert (green beans) complete this meal.

Tips and Variations

  • Use Low fat mayonnaise to lower fats.
  • Omit Aioli altogether and serve with Piccata Sauce instead.
  • Make this recipe your own by using seasoning of your choice.
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