Grill Tilapia Indoors – Step by Step Instructions

11/25/2018
Plate with grilled tilapia and 3 lime slices on top

Are you wondering how to grill tilapia indoors?  I use my Cuisinart Griddler to make delicious grilled fish super fast!  You could easily use a George Foreman grill or other brand indoor grill or panini maker.  Alternately you could also use a skillet on top of the stove if you flip it half way through cooking.  It only takes a few minutes to have healthy and tasty grilled fish for an easy lunch or dinner.  Try it and see how easy and delicious it is!

How to Grill Tilapia Indoors

To grill tilapia indoors begin by brushing olive oil on the top and bottom griddle plates of your Cuisinart Griddler , George Foreman grill or other brand indoor grill or panini maker.    Next set grill to medium-high temperature.

If you are using frozen tilapia fillets first thaw them by placing the individually packaged bags of fish in a dish of cold water for about 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse fresh or thawed tilapia fillets in cold water and place them on a plate. Next sprinkle both sides with seasoning such as Duck Commander Cajun Seasoning or Red Lobster Original Seafood Seasoning.  You can use your favorite seasoning or even fresh lemon juice and black pepper.

Use a spatula to place filets on griddle and close the lid.  Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes if very thin slices are used.  If pieces are what I call average (about 1/4 inch thick) it should take about 5 to 7 minutes.  For thick pieces such as tuna steaks, it will take about 8 to 10 minutes.  You can open the griddle and check on it to be sure not to overcook it.  Since you are cooking both sides at once it does not take very long to grill.

Remove cooked fish from griddle, place on serving plate and top with lemon or lime slices.  Serve immediately.

What Kind of Fish to Grill?

You can choose varieties such as tilapia, haddock, swordfish, snapper, grouper, tuna steaks, and salmon.  Fresh or frozen fish both work well, although I like to thaw the frozen fish for about 10 minutes in cold water before grilling.

bag of frozen tilapia fillets to illustrate what to buy for recipe

frozen tilapia to grill indoors

How Long to Grill Tilapia Indoors?

It depends on the thickness of the fillets.  Thin pieces can cook in as little as one minute and thicker pieces can take up to 10 minutes.  Most importantly you want to cook them so that the fillets flake easily with a fork.

How Do I Prepare the Grill for Cooking Fish?

Baste a little olive oil on the top and bottom grates and then preheat to medium-high setting.

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Plate with grilled tilapia and 3 lime slices on top
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Grill Tilapia Indoors – Step by Step Instructions

Are you wondering how to grill tilapia indoors?  I use my Cuisinart Griddler to make delicious grilled fish super fast!  You could easily use a George Foreman grill or other brand indoor grill or panini maker.  Alternately you could also use a skillet on top of the stove if you flip it half way through cooking.  It only takes a few minutes to have healthy and tasty grilled fish for an easy lunch or dinner.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt
Servings: 2
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 3 tbsp seasoning (Duck Commander Cajun Seasoning or Red Lobster Original Seafood Seasoning or Fresh Lemon and Black Pepper)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Begin by brushing olive oil on the top and bottom griddle plates.  Next set grill to medium-high temperature.
  • Rinse fillets and place them on a plate.  Next sprinkle both sides with seasoning such as Duck Commander Cajun Seasoning or Red Lobster Original Seafood Seasoning.  You can use your favorite seasoning or even fresh lemon juice and black pepper.
  • Use a spatula to place filets on griddle and close the lid.  Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes if very thin slices are used.  If pieces are what I call average (about 1/4 inch thick) it should take about 5 to 7 minutes.  For thick pieces such as tuna steaks, it will take about 8 to 10 minutes.  You can open the griddle and check on it to be sure not to overcook it.  Since you are cooking both sides at once it does not take very long to grill.
  • Remove cooked fish from griddle, place on serving plate and top with lemon or lime slices.  Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutritional analysis is an estimate and can vary according to ingredients used.
You can choose varieties such as tilapia, haddock, swordfish, snapper, grouper, tuna steaks, and salmon.  Fresh or frozen fish both work well, although I like to thaw the frozen fish for about 10 minutes in cold water before grilling.

Nutrition

Serving: 1filet | Calories: 110kcal

1 Comment

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    Food and Life Path
    01/31/2022 at 8:16 pm

    5 stars
    Grilled tilapia is so easy and healthy. Grilling indoors is perfect no matter what the weather is outside!

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