Spicy Nigerian Grilled Tilapia Fish Recipe

Spicy Nigerian Grilled Tilapia Fish Recipe


Whole Tilapia/ Tilapia fillet (this recipe is for 1 tilapia fillet please double the recipe if it is for 2)

1/4  teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried basil (Optional but adds nice Herby taste &flavor)

1/4 teaspoon ground Red Chili pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

2 tablespoon Oil

 ½ teaspoon salt or to taste


Clean the fish in salted or lime water if using whole fish if using fillet then pat dry it. Place the fish on a plate and add all dried spices with oil and rub the marination on both side of the fillet. Then cover fish and leave it in fridge for 30 minutes.

If you using whole fish then make slashes on the fish with sharped knife. These slashes will help the marinade to penetrate into the fish and enhance the taste.Using a brush or your clean hands, rub the marinade mix on the fish and also inside the spaces made by the slashes. Make sure that the fish is well covered with the marinade. Then cover the fish and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat grill or oven for 20 on 375 degree.  Take out the fish from the fridge grease the grill with oil  and place the fish on the hot grill.  If using oven grease a baking tray with oil and place fish on it. Leave the fish to cook for 5-8 minutes on one side before flipping over to the other side. The fish is  ready when it is beautifully brown on both sides. Serve with rice or salad.

Recipe courtesy by Gratify Cooking

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