Grilled Tilapia Recipe

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Papa D 1946-2012

Posting for ZWT 7. This recipe comes from Cereltnet recipes. Tilapia, often called Ngege is a family of fish that are native to the lakes and rivers of Africa.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 whole tilapia fillets, about 1 1/2 lb each
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • red chili pepper flakes, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the fish) in a large glass bowl and whisk until well mixed.
  2. Make three deep slits on each side of the fish then rub the oil and spice marinade onto and into the fish.
  3. Place the fish in the bowl and allow to marinade for up to an hour.
  4. Cook the fish over a barbecue or cook under a grill, turning once or twice. Serve accompanied by African hot sauce.

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