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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Recipes–Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia

I have always used tilapia for deep-frying as a substitute for Southern-style catfish. It is slightly milder than catfish, but when it is crispy deep-fried it is hard to tell the difference.

I bought some tilapia for frying, and then thought I would try something different.  Since it is a mild fish, I suspected that it would take a marinade well.  What a find! After marinating the fish all day in Asian spices and grilling it for no more than 10 minutes, it was the most flavorful, succulent fish I have had in a long time.  The flesh of tilapia is such that it takes the marinade especially well. Incredibly simple to make.

Tilapia

Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia

* 1 1/2 lbs. (approx.) tilapia filets

* 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

* 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

* 1 tsp. sesame oil

* 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger

* 1 Tbsp. honey

* 1 med. bunch fresh basil

* 2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed

* 2 tsp. lavender salt (great taste, but regular salt will do)

* 10 grindings fresh black pepper

* 1 Tbsp. olive oil

- Marinate the tilapia filets in all the ingredients listed above for at least 8 hrs. or overnight

- Grill in the oven broiler for approx. 10 minutes, five on each side or until the flesh is barely done

- Serve

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