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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grilled Lemon Tilapia with Lemon Dill Butter

Thought I was out of my compound butter kick, didn't you?  Well, I thought I might have been too, but looks like I was wrong :)  And let's be honest..... what better way to make plain old tilapia deliciously decadent then by letting lemon dill butter melt ALL over it!!  Can't go wrong there.... :)  This would be great on any type of fish, actually.  And, if you aren't a fan of fish, but you like shrimp... oh, yes.. you'll want to try this on shrimp for sure :)

Grilled Lemon Tilapia with Lemon Dill Butter
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 Tablespoons fresh or dried dill
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch of salt
2 Tilapia filets
1/2 - 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
4 thin slices of lemon

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, dill, zest and lemon juice until well combined.  Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F.  Tear two large squares of aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place two lemon slices on each sheet of foil and top with one tilapia filet.  Season the tilapia with lemon pepper seasoning.  Now, form a packet around the fish by bringing opposite sides of the foil together and folding together.  Fold remaining sides together, forming a packet.  Please the foil packets directly over the fire and grill for 6 minutes, rotate packet half way and continue grilling another 6-7 minutes.  Carefully remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Carefully open the packets and place the fish on a plate.  Scoop a tablespoon of the compound butter onto each pieces of fish and serve.  Enjoy!

One Year Ago: BLT Pizza
Two Years Ago:  Tilapia with Sambal Vinaigrette and Ginger Lime Cream


StephenC said...

OMG, the Tilapia Tootsie and the Sauce Queen all in one post. Be still my beating heart! Oh, no, you've started that funky prove you're not a robot stuff.

Cranberry Morning said...

That really does look delicious! Wish I had some fish in the house. Guess it's time to hitch up the horses and make the trek to the grocery store.

Did you always have word verification? They're making it harder and harder to read. So then one day I tried the audio. That's even worse. Have you ever listened to the audio on those? lol

Mary said...

This sounds delicious! I loved seeing a new post from you this morning. I hope it means that work is slowing down at last! Have a blessed day.

Pam said...

Compound butter makes everything better! The tilapia looks wonderful.

Mary said...

You've arrived back on the scene with a bang and two terrific recipes. They both sound delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Candace said...

I love love love this recipe. Lemon and dill and butter, oh my. Delicious, Jenn!

We Are Not Martha said...

I would eat lemon dill butter with a spoon! Or on the fish. That might be a bit more socially acceptable. And it looks delicious!


Chris said...

Talapia = chicken for me :) I might make some of this up for salmon for Trevor in a bit.