Chili Tabasco Tilapia

"This recipe was inspired by a meal I enjoyed at a restaurant recently. I asked our waiter for the recipe, but all he would tell me is that the sauce contained chili sauce over a glaze. It was the perfect combination of sweet and heat, so I tried to duplicate it at home. Using Tabasco Sweet and Spicy gives the fish its slightly sweet flavor. This recipe was featured in an article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch about me and my book, Living the Thin Life. While this specific recipe isn't in my book, there are many similar healthy, tasty recipes included. Please visit my website,, for more information."
photo by Elle Meyer photo by Elle Meyer
photo by Elle Meyer
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Place fish in a large plastic bag. Add olive oil and marinate for one hour.
  • Remove fish from marinade and salt to taste. Cook on preheated grill for 8-10 minutes.
  • Combine chili sauce and Tabasco Sweet & Spicy sauce. Add a dash of regular Tabasco sauce if desired for more heat.
  • Baste fish with sauce and grill for an additional 5 minutes.

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I lost some weight almost ten years ago and I'm determined to keep it off. Ever since then, I’ve made a hobby out of collecting recipes from a variety of sources and then adapting them for lower calorie, carb, and fat content. I have a very picky husband, so the recipes have to be tasty, too. Since I always seem to have other things to spend my time on besides cooking, I look for quick and easy-to-prepare meals. I recently published a book called Living the Thin Life in which I tell my story of learning to maintain my ideal weight. It includes lots of real life tips on eating, exercise, and motivation. These ideas came from my own experience as well as from the many people I interviewed who have successfully lost and maintained their weight. I also included over 50 healthy recipes in Living the Thin Life.
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