101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia

Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia from 101 Cooking For Two
Gone in 60 Seconds. Well not quite, more like 5 minutes. Flaky and tender. Prep and cooking time of 11 minutes. Oh so simple and way up there on the health-o-meter, the taste-o-meter and the I-really-should-do-this-more-o-meter.

Do you want a little spicier treat? Try my Grilled Blackened Tilapia
Even though I'm on a healthy cooking kick, I used real butter on this. I thought the taste was needed. That is 8 grams of fat spread over 6 fillets with a little left on the brush and bowl. So about 1 gram per fillet.

I make up the sour cream biscuits and popped them in the oven and turned my attention to the tilapia. I had started the grill preheating when I started the biscuits. The total prep time and cooking time combined was exactly the 11 minutes the biscuits to cook. That is quick.

Rating:
My wife loved it and so did I.

Notes: The one pound package of frozen tilapia had six medium fillets that I had moved from the freezer to the frig the night before.
Tools: Grill safe griddle, PAM
Ingredients:
1 lb. Tilapia fillets (6 medium fillets)
2 t butter
2 t ReaLemon or about the juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 t garlic powder
salt and pepper
Instructions:
1) Preheat grill on high with griddle in place.
2) Pat dry fillets.
3) In a small bowl, put butter, lemon and garlic powder. Microwave for 10 seconds and mix well.
4) Brush both sides of the fillets with the butter mixture. Do this quickly before the solution firms up.
5) Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
6) Spray griddle with grill rated PAM. 
7) Grill for about 4 minutes per side.
8) Serve hot off grill.



Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia


Gone in 60 Seconds. Well not quite, more like 5 minutes. Flaky and tender. Prep and cooking time of 11 minutes. Oh so simple and way up there on the health-o-meter, the taste-o-meter and the I-really-should-do-this-more-o-meter. Even though I'm on a healthy cooking kick, I used real butter on this. I thought the taste was needed. That is 8 grams of fat spread over 6 fillets with a little left on the brush and bowl. So about 1 gram per fillet. I make up the sour cream biscuits and popped them in the oven and turned my attention to the tilapia. I had started the grill preheating when I started the biscuits. The total prep time and cooking time combined was exactly the 11 minutes the biscuits to cook. That is quick.
Ingredients
1 lb. (6 medium fillets) Tilapia fillets2 t butter2 t ReaLemon or about the juice of 1/2 lemon1/2 t garlic powder salt and pepper
Instructions
1) Preheat grill on high with griddle in place.2) Pat dry fillets.3) In a small bowl, put butter, lemon and garlic powder. Microwave for 10 seconds and mix well.4) Brush both sides of the fillets with the butter mixture. Do this quickly before the solution firms up.5) Lightly salt and pepper to taste.6) Spray griddle with grill rated PAM. 7) Grill for about 4 minutes per side.8) Serve hot off grill.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 servings
Updated

April 23, 2011

Dan Mikesell

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2 Comments:

At August 19, 2010 at 10:23 AM , Blogger tracy said...

Hi Dr Dan, I stumbled upon your blog and thought it was a fantastic website!

I love how you show all the steps of your cooking, as well as how you show the amount of fats/ calories in the food you cook. :)

Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! I will definitely be coming to your website often! (It's on my favourite's bar!)

 
At August 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

Welcome and thanks. I don't do the nutritional analysis very often but plan to do a lot more. The step by step with lots of pictures is what I want to be... cooking that is simple for the learner. Hence the 101 meaning a beginning course.

 

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