Grilled Tilapia

For a quick, great tasting meal, grilled tilapia is a good choice. Nowadays tilapia, both whole and filleted, can be found at most stores and is usually inexpensive. The white-fleshed fish has a very good flavor and is low in calories.

Tilapia can often be found whole in the seafood section of stores. These are usually less expensive per pound than the filets, and in my opinion, the fish grilled with the skin left on and the bones in has a better flavor than the filets.

Grilled Whole Tilapia With Fennel

For this recipe you'll need...

4 whole tilapia, about 1/2 pound each
1 fennel bulb
Juice of one lime
One-half cup water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Scale the tilapia and remove the heads and fins. Slice the fennel thinly and place in a sturdy gallon freezer bag with the lime juice and water. Place the tilapia in the bag and refrigerate for four hours, or overnight.

Heat the grill to medium high. Remove the fish from the fennel marinade, drain and pat dry. Coat each fish with oil, inside and out, then season with salt and pepper.

Place the fish directly over the heat, grilling each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

This fish goes well with a variety of side dishes. Try grilled tilapia with a few grilled vegetables for a healthy, low fat and low calorie meal. It's good for you and tasty too!

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