Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my favorite way to make tilapia, especially because Costco has such a great deal on their packaged tilapia, (at least here in Arizona.) So this recipe is not only very yummy, it is very inexpensive. In fact, you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince the garlic into fine pieces.
  2. Chop up the parsley into small pieces.
  3. Place the parsley and garlic into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  4. Squeeze the juice into the jar.
  5. Add the olive oil, balsamic, oregano, pepper and Tabasco to the jar.
  6. Put the lid on the jar and shake well.
  7. Marinade your tilapia fillets for 20-30 minutes.
  8. I grill my tilapia for about 5 minutes, each side, but you could bake it for 30 minutes, or cook it in a frying pan, sprayed with Pam, for about 15 minutes on your stove top.


Most Helpful

This recipe was not only easy to make but tasted great! I plan on using it again! Thanks for sharing it!

kennyfusco October 23, 2014

This is a great marinade. I used it on thin cut cod and added cilantro (because I had it) and used fresh oregano instead of dry, Went heavy on the balsamic and after I was done I cooked the marinade and used it as a sauce for the fish. Excellent.

johnocooper March 01, 2013

I made this for my daughter, who doesn't eat red meat, on a night the rest of the family was having beef tenderloin. It was excellent! I will definitely make this again . . . I think it would also be good for chicken or pork or other light fish. I chose the balsamic rather than the red wine vinegar, although I think both would be good, depending on what flavor you're after.

agileangus December 31, 2011

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