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Grilled Lemon Butter Tilapia

This flaky and tender grilled lemon butter tilapia will be gone in 60 seconds. Well not quite, more like 5 minutes. Oh so simple and way up there on the health-o-meter, the taste-o-meter, and the I-really-should-do-this-more-o-meter.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Fish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Fish, Grilled Tilapia, Tilapia
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 157kcal
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.


Any grill pan or griddle will work as long as you can flip the fish.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 0.002g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 3% | Iron: 3%