Tilapia with asian marinade

Recently I’ve turned a new leaf and decided to try and cook fish.

I’ve been frightened of fish for years. I have this thing that once i find a bone, i have to stop eating…

So I’ve been unwilling to create a situation where what i cooked made me want to not eat!!

I took a yoga class regarding releasing things that were holding you back and when i hit up the grocery store after, i saw some fish on sale and said… y’know what…  I’m gonna try it! So if i had released something inside or just the power of suggestion, i decided to go for it!

The first fish we had was steel head. I couldn’t really find a recipe i liked, but i did find one to know how best to cook it. I used a rub i had gotten from the Savory Spice Store, but the result was less than amazing.

The basic is – broil for 5 minutes, then move down a shelf in the oven and cook for another 10.

The second fish was Tilapia. Since i wasn’t pleased with the last recipe with the rub, i decided to use a marinade I’ve had success with on the temphe. It turned out great and it will be in our repertoire moving forward!


  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • 3-6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp ginger


Combine all ingredients except the fish. Pour most of the marinade over the fish and marinate for at least an hour, more if time allows.

Turn oven to broil

Broil for 5 minutes, then move down a shelf in the oven and cook for another 10. (either on broil or at 325 degrees)

Use the remaining marinade as dipping sauce.

Tilapia with asian marinade