My husband created this many years ago and we think it's just as good today as it was then! We prefer the grill to cook this, but the oven works fine. Cook in oven at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Eat the fish pepper/onion mixture on saltines with a squeeze of lime and a dash of hot sauce (such as Cholula®) and enjoy the flavorful broth with lime, hot sauce, and a spoon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Season tilapia with the juice of 1 lime and salt. Arrange fish in a disposable aluminum pan. Layer onion, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, green bell pepper, roma tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and cilantro, respectively, over fish. Dot butter over cilantro layer, squeeze the juice from the second lime over cilantro, and season with salt. Cover pan tightly with a double layer of aluminum foil.

  • Cook on the preheated grill for 15 minutes; rotate pan halfway-around and cook 5 minutes more. Rotate pan back around and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Carefully remove aluminum foil and ladle mixture into bowls.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 48.7g 97% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 98.6mg 33% DV; sodium 150.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
Every once in awhile a recipe completely takes you by surprise this is one of those recipes. We love to grill and are always looking for a new grilling recipe. I did half the recipe for just the two of us. I pretty much followed the recipe except did put some ground pepper and a bit of Old Bay along with the salt on the fish. The cooking instructions were a bit confusing so we cooked at 350 over indirect heat for 15 minutes and then turned the pan for ten more minutes. The fish and vegetables were perfectly done in the 25 minutes. Simmering in the medley of vegetables gave such a wonderful flavor to the Tilapia. My husband took one bite and said "this is amazing". This was also pretty simple to put together served over Ann's rice pilaf on AR. We will make this one again. Perfect summer grilling recipe. Update: We have made this many times now using our cast iron skillet with foil covering a favorite when were camping. Works with other fish also. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2017
Like the fish and vegetable combination. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
Every once in awhile a recipe completely takes you by surprise this is one of those recipes. We love to grill and are always looking for a new grilling recipe. I did half the recipe for just the two of us. I pretty much followed the recipe except did put some ground pepper and a bit of Old Bay along with the salt on the fish. The cooking instructions were a bit confusing so we cooked at 350 over indirect heat for 15 minutes and then turned the pan for ten more minutes. The fish and vegetables were perfectly done in the 25 minutes. Simmering in the medley of vegetables gave such a wonderful flavor to the Tilapia. My husband took one bite and said "this is amazing". This was also pretty simple to put together served over Ann's rice pilaf on AR. We will make this one again. Perfect summer grilling recipe. Update: We have made this many times now using our cast iron skillet with foil covering a favorite when were camping. Works with other fish also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2015
I loved the ingredients in this recipe but my husband and I thought it was a bit bland the first time I made it (we love spicy/foreign foods). I also always replace butter with coconut oil for zero cholesterol. The second time I made it I added a half teaspoon of white pepper a teaspoon of old bay 10 sliced Spanish olives and teaspoon of hot sauce. I also made jasmine rice and replaced the water with chicken broth so it has more flavor alone. We topped the rice with the fish mixture and we both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
This turned out wonderfully! I baked in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes (using about 2.5 lbs of fish) and it was perfect! I used 2 jalapeños and it could have used a bit more spice, but perfect for my baby. Served over rice pilaf with some roasted asparagus, this was delicious and I will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2015
My first cooking tilapia. Wow I gotta give it to myself. It came out so good. My boyfriend enjoyed it so much. He had to take a picture of it and send it to he's friends. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2015
I am not a person that likes to eat fish however this dish changed my mind! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2017
This was phenomenal! Did season with Old Bay and pepper. Grill time was perfect. Everyone loved it. Thank you! It's in my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2017
Like the fish and vegetable combination. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2015
This is a pretty dish when served with either crusty bread or pasta/rice. I chose to serve with fresh crusty bread. I made half a recipe lightly seasoned the tilapia loins with a bit of salt pepper and a sprinkle of garlic (along with the lime juice) then added the mixture of bell peppers onions tomatoes jalapeno and cilantro (which I didn't measure just used about 1/3rd of a small bunch) fishing off with the rest of the lime. It was pouring outside so I baked in the oven figuring 350 was about medium heat on the grill. WRONG! After 20 minutes the vegetables were still very crunchy and not even warm. Turned the heat up to 400 and cooked for another 20 minutes which wasn't quite long enough to cook the fish throughout. But another 5 minutes and the fish was done but the bell peppers were still kind of crunchy. Next time I'll very thinly slice the bell peppers so they cook faster and plan on cooking at least 30 minutes at 400 before checking. Now tilapia loins are thicker than fresh tilapia so perhaps that explains the cooking time difference. We did enjoy it though and will have again perhaps with fresno peppers for a slightly different taste. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
It was off the charts good. I added some lemon pepper and "daves famous rib rub" on the fish because I thought the fillets needed a more flavor. I dont think I put enough cilantro but the dish still came out very good. Make sure to blanket the dish with celantro. Read More