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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grilled Tilapia

One of the hardest things to grill I think is fish, and I always love the chance to take on the challenge. Last night I headed up to one of my favorite seafood stores, Costal Seafood. If you have never been there, and you are a fan of fish and seafood, check it out. There is 2 locations in Minnesota. Minneapolis and St Paul. The St Paul location is in a way less bad neighborhood! Here is a link if you want some more info.

So, I got my Tilapia fillets and I am all excited to do some grilling tonight. Here is the recipe I am going to use

6 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
6 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Place the fish in a large nonmetal dish. Whisk together the 6 tablespoons oil, the orange zest, orange juice, ginger, hot sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste; pour over the fish. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare grill. Brush the fish with additional oil. Grill until fish just flakes when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes per side for each inch of thickness.

The fish will only cook about 10 minutes. It is a very quick thing to grill. I love to crank the heat up a little hotter on the grill for the first minute or so. I put the filet down, and after about 30 seconds, I rotate the fillet 45 degrees so I get the seared criss cross pattern on the fish. Then I turn the heat back down to a little bit lower setting. I love fish on the grill.


Hippi said...

i like cooking sea food but don't eat it that probably turned out great tho.

Hippi said...

and next time brush the grill with oil of choice before you slap them on less stick and better grill marks when timed right

Nickolay said...

I like to throw some oil on a paper towel and rub it on the grates once they warm up.

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