Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia

Bursting with great flavor, this grilled lemon butter tilapia is flaky and tender. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions for a great meal.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Fish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Fish, Grilled Tilapia, Tilapia
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1 lb Tilapia fillets 6 medium fillets
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon ReaLemon or about the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat grill on high with griddle or grill safe pan in place. Oil well.
  • Pat dry fillets.
  • In a small bowl, put 2 teaspoons butter, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Microwave for 10 seconds and mix well.
  • Brush both sides of the fillets with the butter mixture. Do this quickly before the solution firms up.
  • Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill for about 4 minutes per side with an open lid.
  • Serve hot off grill.


Pro Tips:

  1. Any grill pan, griddle, or even a grill basket will work as long as you can flip the fish.
  2. Preheat a griddle or grill pan with the grill on high. A grill basket does not need to be preheated.
  3. If frozen, the tilapia needs to be completely thawed. Just moving the frozen tilapia from the freezer to the refrigerator overnight will do.
  4. This is one of the few recipes that I grill with an open lid
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Serving: 1filet | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 228mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg