Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Tilapia

Tilapia is another white fish fillet that we enjoy very much. It is very mild in taste, grills easily and not expensive. Everything I look for when I’m looking for fish. In our commitment to add more fish to our diet it has become more and more challenging to add some new flavors to the fish that we enjoy eating. This recipe is what we call a keeper.

I have served this fish recipe with a buttered herb pasta, salad and a hard crunchy bread and with a herbed flavored brown rice, mixed stir fried fresh vegetables and baguette bread. Since the fish is ready to served immediately from the grill it’s a good idea to have everything else ready for the meal.

What you will need:

4 (5 to 6 oz) tilapia fillets

8 slices of a good smoked bacon

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. dried sage

First, pre-cook the bacon. Place the bacon slices between several layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes to partially cook the bacon. The time may vary from microwave to microwave depending on the make and power of individual microwaves.

Coat grill racks with a nonstick cooking spray. Next preheat the grill to medium – high (350-400 degrees). These fillets can also be cooking on a grilling pan if desired. If using a grilling pan coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Sprinkle fillets with parsley, sage, and salt and pepper to taste. Wrap two bacon slices around each fillet and secure with toothpicks.

Grill fillets 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until bacon is crispy and fish flakes easily with a fork. That’s it! Remove from the grill and serve.

This recipes serves 4 adults. The preparation time for this recipe is about 15 minutes or so, and the total cooking time is approximately 8 minutes. I hope you enjoy this recipe for tilapia as much as we do.



Source by Sophie Beck