BBQ tilapia with spicy mango salsa

BBQ tilapia with spicy mango salsa


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About this recipe: This barbecued fish dish has the perfect balance of flavours. Marinated tilapia fillets are barbecued and served with a spicy mango salsa.


Serves: 4 

  • 125ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 110g chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped Scotch bonnet chilli or to taste
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Stir the olive oil, garlic, basil, black pepper and salt together in a bowl. Put the tilapia fillets in a resealable plastic bag; pour the olive oil mixture over the fillets and seal the bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa by stirring the mango, lime juice, orange juice, chilli, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, parsley and black pepper together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavours to blend.
  3. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
  4. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, shaking off any excess. Wrap each fillet in a piece of foil.
  5. Cook the tilapia on the preheated barbecue until the flesh easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Spoon the salsa over the tilapia to serve.

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