Thai Tilapia Recipe
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Thai Tilapia Recipe

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You can take a taste trip to Asia even on a hectic weeknight with this no-fuss fish dish developed by our Test Kitchen. The sauce adds a mellow, peanutty flavor and a bit of a kick.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 362 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Combine the rice, onions, red pepper and basil; place on a greased double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 15 in. square). Top with the tilapia, snow peas and peanut sauce. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Thai Tilapia in Country Woman August/September 2007, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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husbandhatescasseroles User ID: 6642940 99229
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"This recipe was not at all good. The fish was mushy and did not have a good flavor. I really like thai and I like to cook in foil on my grill, but would never do this recipe again."

lindsmonster User ID: 1675995 153529
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"so easy. Even my husband gave it high praise, he isn't to crazy about fish."

[email protected] User ID: 4598838 153528
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"Sorry forgot to rate this delicious recipe!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 4598838 167781
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"This is a great and delicious recipe. I used Uncle Ben's 90 seconds-Wild Rice (microwave) then followed the recipe. I baked it in a counter top oven at 475, but it did take about 35-40 minutes to bake. Mmmmmm Good!!!!"

Grammy5 User ID: 994532 96771
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"This sounds like a great recipe to try. Can't find Thai peanut sauce is my small store so could some one tell me if there is a recipe to make my own. Thank you very much"

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 107188
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"My husband said "Thanks for dinner. That was very good!"

I fixed this on the stove, stir-frying the veggies and then pouring in the sauce to heat through. I fried this fish in canola oil in another skillet and fixed the rice according to package directions. I served it as a bed of rice with the fish on top and the veggie sauce poured over it. Very simple and quick!"

ask946 User ID: 859449 132048
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I live in a condo and cannot have a grill. Can this be cooked in a toaster oven?

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