Today, I’m sharing my Spicy Grilled Tilapia Recipe. You could also call it my Spicy Grilled Catfish Recipe. These fish are similar to each other, so I usually buy the one that is on sale. Spicy Grilled Tilapia is healthy, easy and has just enough kick. Good stuff!
This recipe is very easy. In fact, it only has a couple of ingredients… fish, oil and seasoning. Lemon juice is optional.
And my secret ingredient for this mouth-watering grilled fish recipe is… Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning. Tony Chacheres makes the best creole seasoning. It is spicy, but it also has great flavor. It is made in Louisiana, so my Louisiana readers are probably thinking that Tony’s Seasoning is not a big secret. You see, in Louisiana we eat Tony Chachere’s Seasoning on just about everything. Wherever you would use salt, you can pretty much use Tony’s Seasoning as a substitute. Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is wonderful on hamburgers (season meat before you grill it), grilled shrimp, scrambled eggs and grilled tilapia.
Speaking of grilled tilapia, what happened to that recipe I promised you? Oh, yes. Here it is.
By the way, when grilling fish at the campsite, you have a few different options. You can grill your fish over the campfire on a grill grate or wrap the fish in foil and place the foil pouches over some hot coals around the edge of the fire. Or you can grill fish on a BBQ grill. At home, you can even grill the tilapia on a George Foreman Grill. The choice is yours.
- 2 whole tilapia fillets, washed and blotted dry
- 1 Tbsp Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning or your favorite Creole seasoning
- olive oil
- lemon slices or juice, optional
- With a basting brush, apply olive to both sides of the fish.
- Sprinkle Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning on one side of the fish.
- Grill until the fish is firm and opaque and approximately 145 degrees F.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!