High quality farmed tilapia fillets are low in calories, fat and carbs yet packed with protein. The mild and firm fish also provides essential vitamins and minerals like B12, magnesium, selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids. It's important to be selective and know how and where the farmed fish come from. The best grown tilapia are raised in countries like Mexico, Honduras and Indonesia in pristine deep freshwater lakes. Costco's high quality fresh farmed tilapia is supplied by Regal Springs in Mexico. Regal Springs is the world's leading producer of tilapia and as such was my choice for my Grilled Creole Tilapia recipe.
Check out these healthy low carbohydrate fillets served with a green salad and a side of steamed asparagus. I think you'll agree that tilapia should grace your dinner table more often than not.
- 3 large Costco fresh tilapia fillets
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon melted salted butter
- 3 teaspoons creole seafood seasoning*
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
Rub both sides of each fillet with lemon juice and melted butter. Season both sides of fillets with the creole seafood seasoning and parsley.
* Seasoning recipe can be found in my [easyazon_link keywords="1612435599" locale="US" tag="ftd-20"]cookbook[/easyazon_link]
Preheat your MAK 2 Star or your wood pellet smoker-grill to 400ºF with any [easyazon_link keywords="Pacific Pellet" locale="US" tag="ftd-20"]Pacific Pellets[/easyazon_link]. I like to use a [easyazon_link keywords="Frogmat" locale="US" tag="ftd-20"]Frogmat[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link keywords="nonstick grilling tray" locale="US" tag="ftd-20"]nonstick grilling tray[/easyazon_link] when grilling fish fillets.
Grill the tilapia fillets at 400ºF until the fish reaches an [easyazon_link keywords="Thermapen Mk4" locale="US" tag="ftd-20"]internal temperature[/easyazon_link] of 145ºF and/or flakes easily with a fork. Rest the tilapia fillets for 5 minutes before serving.