This is a super quick, super easy recipe that is sure to please. Tilapia fillets are easy to cook on the grill in a foil bag.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 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 a grill for medium-high heat.

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  • Place the tilapia fillets side by side on a large piece of aluminum foil. Season each one with salt and pepper. Place one tablespoon of butter on top of each piece of fish, and sprinkle garlic, basil and tomato. Pour the wine over everything. Fold foil up around fish, and seal into a packet. Place packet on a cookie sheet for ease in transportation to and from the grill.

  • Place foil packet on the preheated grill, and cook for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open the packet carefully so as not to get burned from the steam, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 23.7g 47% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 72mg 24% DV; sodium 159.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
healthy and delicious with a few easy modifications--doubled the garlic and tomato, drizzled each fish with a small amount of olive oil and omitted the butter, added lots of salt and pepper and a splash of fresh lemon juice, sprinkled fish with dried basil rather than basil leaves (didn't have any on hand). baked in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes in 9x13 covered tightly with foil but can't wait to try it on the grill this summer. i served it up with brown rice and green beans for a nutritious and delicious dinner. i will keep this one in my regular rotation for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2006
This wasn't bad. I used sliced cherry tomatoes (fresh from my windowsill) and lemon pepper. Way way too much wine! Most of it leaked out of the packets but enough stayed in to keep the fish moist. I'll make it again just with less wine. Read More
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586 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 328
  • 4 star values: 174
  • 3 star values: 56
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2008
healthy and delicious with a few easy modifications--doubled the garlic and tomato, drizzled each fish with a small amount of olive oil and omitted the butter, added lots of salt and pepper and a splash of fresh lemon juice, sprinkled fish with dried basil rather than basil leaves (didn't have any on hand). baked in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes in 9x13 covered tightly with foil but can't wait to try it on the grill this summer. i served it up with brown rice and green beans for a nutritious and delicious dinner. i will keep this one in my regular rotation for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
This was a great recipe! I did alter it a bit for my taste - baked it in the oven in a 9x13 pan for 20 minutes at 425 - threw all the indredients on top included a splash of lemon left out the tomatoes (don't like them) and I sauteed some onions and portobello mushrooms while I was waiting for the oven to heat up and put those on top too when I baked it. I didn't have fresh basil on hand so I used dried - still delicious! This is the first tilapia I've cooked that wasn't just so-so! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
I thought this recipe was great; I will definitely make it again! I tweaked it just a tad. I only used 1/2 T. of butter on each piece of fish. I used more garlic because I love it. I will also use more basil next time. I didn't have fresh tomato, so I used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained. I squeezed some lemon juice and sprinkled with feta cheese just before serving. YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
excellent recipe! I changed it around a bit though. Instead of grilling the tilapia I baked it on a 13x9 in baking dish at 425 degrees for 20 min. I sauteed some mushrooms and onions in a little butter with some salt and pepper and threw it on top with the rest of the ingredients. Instead of using basil I used dried parsley because I didn't have any basil. I also sprinkled the fish with garlic powder as well as fresh garlic because we LOVE garlic. Didn't use the tomatoes not a fan of them. The butter and wine sauce was amazing the fish was flaky and delicious...this recipe is a must! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2006
Easy to make with a delicious full flavor. This is a favorite at my house. I follow the recipe exactly except that I cook it in foil in a pan in the oven at 400 degrees for around 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2006
It was too chilly outside to grill so I made this on the stovetop poaching the fish in a covered saute pan. Used about a 1/2 can of drained petite diced tomatoes since fresh tomatoes sold at the grocery are still not-so-fresh in the taste department. Doubled the garlic and basil amounts but reduced the butter by half. Once the fish was done and plated I reduced the poaching liquid by half and poured on top. Very light entree which was enjoyed by all. Thanks for an easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
This was an excellent recipe. I didn't have fresh tomatoes on hand so I used diced canned w/ garlic oregano and basil and added extra garlic. I do think it could have used more salt but it was yummy. I also baked it in the oven at 400 for about 18ish minutes. Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2005
All in all a good recipe....super easy to make super quick (took the advice of someone else and cooked for 12 mins on the GF grill as it was too cold to grill outside) very light tasing will be great for summer with pasta and a salad. My husband adored it and I will definitely make in the near future. Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
I cut the wine in half and it was superb. My husband thought this was fantastic he couldnt stop talking about it while he was eating it and after he had eaten it. I will be trying this with other types of fish as well. It turns out I didnt make enough as my two kids went nuts for this too. I cut the recipe in half since we're not big eaters and made made 2 big filets. Next time I'll make 6 because I think my husband and son will eat 2 a piece. What a flavorful and healthy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2006
This wasn't bad. I used sliced cherry tomatoes (fresh from my windowsill) and lemon pepper. Way way too much wine! Most of it leaked out of the packets but enough stayed in to keep the fish moist. I'll make it again just with less wine. Read More
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