Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia

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*See update below*

¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 large garlic cloves, minced (about a Tbs.)
1 lime, juice of (2 Tbs or so)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb tilapia fillets (or other thin mild fish)


  1. Combine the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, lime juice, ginger and red pepper flakes in a wide, shallow baking pan that will hold all of the fish in a single layer.
  2. Stir briefly to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add the tilapia, then turn it over so that it's coated all over with the marinade.
  4. Set aside for 20 min or so.
  5. Heat the broiler to high, and move the oven rack to position closest to heat.
  6. Slide the pan into the oven, and broil the fish for 5 minute Keep the oven door ajar so the broiler element stays lit.
  7. Turn the pan around (back to front), and broil for 5 more minute.
  8. If the juices in the pan appear to burn, add a little water to the dry spot to prevent burning.
  9. The fish should be opaque and flaky.
  10. Spoon the sauce over the fish when serving.
*Kiy Update, March 18th: Made this tonight. Oh my goodness! YUM YUM YUM! Easy and fast, and did I mention YUM?! Our grocery store was out of tilapia, so I picked up salmon for Jeff and sole for us gals (big mistake, the sole was too thin and boring!), but Jeff said the salmon was great. I used two cake pans, made a batch of the marinade/sauce for each pan, tossed the fish in and put them under the broiler. We have an electric oven (that was interesting to learn to use!), so I put them in (side-by-side) for the first 5 minutes and then started checking. The sole was done less than a minute later, the salmon needed about 3 minutes. Watch that fish carefully! Also, this sauce as SO good, it could be used on anything; steak, pork, chicken ... whatever!

Comments (3)

On March 18, 2008 at 4:59 PM , Jaime said...

this looks great! i am always looking for a good fish recipe :)

On August 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM , "J" said...

I just gave this to someone ( check in her comments (hope you don't mind) and I gave her your website info!

I seen her post and thought of this!!!!!

On August 25, 2008 at 8:41 AM , "J" said...

I just wanted to let you know I gave you some linky love with this fish! It's on my MPM this week!!!!! =) I hope it turns out!!!!