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Tilapia with Citrus Butter
FRIDAY 06.01.2018

A Classic Tilapia Recipe with an Orange Twist

Tilapia is an affordable white fish with a mild flavor and a classic tilapia recipe is the lemon-butter tilapia. We added orange juice to the recipe to give the tilapia a unique orange twist. Make sure to try this last-minute recipe that is easy to do and everyone is going to love it!

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  • Fogo Premium Lump Charcoal
  • 3-4 fillets of fresh Tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


Light your charcoal and set up for indirect heat at 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together all of the ingredients into a small bowl.

mixing all the ingredients to brush the tilapia

Brush the fish with the butter mixture and sprinkle on more of the Lawry’s seasoned salt.  

brushing the tilapia

Cook on a foil bed to until the internal temperature of the fish is 145 degrees. You can brush some more butter mixture on the fish towards the end of the cook or throughout if you want it to have a richer flavor.

tilapia on a foil bed over Fogo All Natural Lump Charcoal

Serve over salad and squeeze lemon over top. Make your salad however you wish. For ours, we used some power greens, cherry tomatoes, candied almond slivers, and dried cranberries to top. A little oil and vinegar would be a nice dressing, or you can keep it simple and just use lemon juice for a citrus dressed salad. Enjoy!

cooked lemon tilapia over a bed of power greens, cherry tomatoes, almond silvers and dried cranberries


1 comment

  • Thank you for that simple recipe

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