Oven-Barbecued Tilapia

Oven-Barbecued Tilapia

Published March 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 35 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 25 min


Barbecued tilapia is a quick and easy recipe for any time of the year. If shrimp is more to your liking, substitute 3 pounds of peeled and deveined large or extra-large shrimp for the fish, baking just until shrimp are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 fillet
Calories per serving: 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.6g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 11.6g 4%
Protein 29.0g 40%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup reduced-sodium ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 (4 to 5 oz.) tilapia fillets

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together ketchup and next 7 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place fish in a lightly greased shallow baking or broiler pan. Pour ketchup mixture over fish.
  4. Bake 12 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with the tip of a knife.