Grilled Tilapia with Tangy Vinaigrette

    20 min

    A tantalising sweet and tart vinaigrette paired with barbecued tilapia fillets. This is a very quick recipe, and is gorgeous to boot.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon raspberry vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g tilapia fillets

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Place a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray, and coat with 2 tablespoons butter.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon lemon juice, melted butter, mustard, raspberry vinegar, honey, tarragon, salt and pepper.
    3. Place the tilapia on the prepared baking tray, and grill about 3 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn tilapia, and drizzle with about half the dressing mixture. Continue grilling about 3 minutes, turn and drizzle with remaining dressing. Continue grilling about 2 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with remaining lemon juice to serve.

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    This easy dish was very tasty. I made some substitutions to cut saturated fat. I used olive oil instead of butter and added 2 tablespoons of butter buds. I also used dried tarragon. I doubled the sauce.  -  12 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great and quick recipe. I did not have rasberry vinger so I used apple. It turned out great. I would make a little extra dressing to sprinkle over fish after it comes out the brolier. My husband and I both enjoyed this very much. Thank you!  -  22 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    2/24/19 - subbed pomegranate aged balsamic in place of the vinegar - delicious! 4/28/2016 - super easy and flavorful, my daughter threw this one together when I asked her to make dinner the other night. Everyone loved it! 12/13/2004 - This sauce had great flavor - my husband used bread to soak up the leftovers! Very easy, low fat and delicious!  -  13 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)