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White Wine Tilapia Recipe

This recipe contains typical Mediterranean ingredients such as garlic, basil and wine. During the summer season, you can place the aluminium foil packages on your outdoor grill and enjoy a Mediterranean alternative to traditional BBQ recipes. During the winter, cook the dish in a tightly covered baking dish in the oven at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for roughly 20 minutes.


  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of white wine


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Place the tilapia fillets side by side on a large piece of aluminum foil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place one tablespoon of butter on top of each tilapia fillet.
  5. Mince the garlic cloves.
  6. Chop the tomatoes
  7. Chop the basil leaves.  
  8. Sprinkle garlic, tomatoes and basil over the fish.
  9. Pour white wine over the dish.
  10. Fold up the aluminium foil and turn it into a sealed package.
  11. Place the package on a cookie sheet; this makes it easier to transport it to the grill and back.
  12. Place the package on the preheated grill and cook until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. This will normally take around 15 minutes.
  13. Be careful when you open the package; the steam is HOT.