Barbecued Tilapia and Mango Salsa

    1 hour 40 minutes

    Tilapia is a relatively bland fish that takes marination very well. I like to present it by placing the tilapia on top of lemon basmati rice with the mango salsa spread over top of the fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tilapia fillets
    • 2/3 cup chopped mango
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 4 teaspoons minced fresh chilli
    • 4 teaspoons minced red onion
    • 2 teaspoons minced red capsicum
    • 2 teaspoons minced green capsicum
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Stir the olive oil, garlic, basil, black pepper and salt together in a bowl. Put the tilapia fillets in a resealable plastic bag; pour the olive oil mixture over the fillets and seal the bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
    2. Make the salsa by stirring the mango, lime juice, orange juice, chilli, red onion, red capsicum, green capsicum, parsley and black pepper together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavours to blend.
    3. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
    4. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, shaking off any excess oil, and wrap each fillet in a piece of aluminium foil.
    5. Cook the tilapia on the preheated barbecue until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Spoon the salsa over the tilapia to serve.

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    Very good recipe, subtle, fresh, I will definitely make this dish again. I pan fried the fish in butter because I like a little crispiness... thank you!  -  06 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was divine! My boyfriend and I made this for dinner this week and loved it. Per the advice of other reviewers, we added cilantro and avocado to the mango salsa. As we didn't want to fire up the grill, we pan fried the fish in butter after marinating. We will definitely make this again!  -  10 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    HOLY MAJOLEY!!!! This was one of the best meals my husband and I have made!! We took the advice of the other reviews and added diced avodaco and cilantro, and used the George Forman grill (we dont have a BBQ) and it was Ah-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 The sweetness of the mango mixed with the spicy jalepeno is like a party in my mouth. We're making it again tomorrow. mmmmm!!  -  19 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)