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grilled tilapia

How to Grill Tilapia. Step by step

Tilapia is a meaty fish that grills, steams and smokes perfectly. Tilapia, when salted, is known as the Ghanaian salted fish (‘Koobi’).
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 201 kcal


  • oven
  • stove
  • coalpot
  • griller


  •  2 or 3 Whole Tilapia
  • 2 or 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Onions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Hot pepper
  • Green Bell pepper
  • Seasoning cube/powder


  • Descale tilapia and remove any unwanted parts (gill covering and hard fins).
  • Wash and clean it
  • Cut 2 diagonal slits of each side of the fish
  • Wash and blend garlic, ginger, onion and pepper
  • Pour blended ingredients in a bowl and add oil, season and salt to taste
  • Rub mixture over the fish( diagonal slits and inside of fish). You can keep fish in fridge for an hour or more before grilling it or grill immediately( any of preference)tilapia grilling
  • When using Oven, pre-heat oven. Sprinkle a little oil on pan and place fish in Pan before putting in the hot Oven. Grill tilapia for 5-10 mins on both sides. tilapia grilled
  • When using charcoal, brush the fish basket with oil and place fish in it. Place basket directly on top of charcoal fire and grill for 5-10mins on each sides. Make sure to keep fish soft and moist with oil while grilling. You can as well use a microwave.
  • Garnish with green bell pepper and onion. Serve Grilled Tilapia with Banku, Fried Rice and any food of choice. Enjoy!!!



Grilled tilapia is a hot cake fish that can be served with banku and pepper, ampesi, rice and other dishes.


Calories: 201kcal
Keyword grilled tilapia, tilapia
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