If you love grilled fish, this easy bacon wrapped grilled tilapia recipe will make a delicious dinner.
It is so easy to learn how to cook tilapia on the grill!
Look no further than this healthy grilled tilapia wrapped in bacon recipe.
My kids are not big seafood eaters…well except for shrimp :-).
We are trying to incorporate healthy fish into a couple of meals a week and quite honestly, it has been rough. I have had a few successes with this Grilled Salmon with Papaya Salsa and this Gluten Free Cod Fettucine Alfredo.
Here is my newest attempt to make fish edible for our kids. Tilapia grilled is a great way to prepare fish for little palates.
Bacon makes everything better, right??
Well, fast forward to our dinner. The first outcry was that I ruined perfectly good bacon. LOL.
Yes, I did, but how is the fish??
They ate the fish, gaining speed as they got used to the fact it tasted a lot like bacon. Neither child asked for seconds, but it was a huge success in the fact that they ate fish without all of the complaining.
I would love to hear what dishes you have used bacon as a main ingredient in. Did your kids like it?
Wrapped and ready for the grill.
(This grill basket has made it a lot easier. When I used foil, the bacon just didn’t get crispy like it does with a basket.
On the grill and ready to cook, this grilling tilapia is going to be good!
More Delicious Bacon Recipes to Try:
- Hearty Bacon Lentil Soup
- Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones
- Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Roses
- Bacon Wrapped Cornish Game Hens
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- A grill basket so your fish doesn’t fall through the grill.
How to make grilled tilapia
How to wrap and grill bacon wrapped tilapia
- 4 tilapia filets
- 8 pieces long thick cut of raw bacon
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley to garnish
Preheat the grill.
Spray coat a Grilling Basketwith cooking spray.
Put the tilapia in a dish. Coat with salt and pepper.
Brush a small amount of olive oil onto the fish.
Take two raw pieces of bacon and wrap it around the tilapia.
Do this with all of the pieces of tilapia.
Put into the grilling cage.
(I kept a plate under the basket as I prepared the fish so it wouldn't drip all over the kitchen.)
Put grill basket with the fish onto the grill.
Cook on one side for 5 minutes on high heat and then flip the basket to cook the other side.
Cook until the fish is flaky and white. Bacon may need a few extra minutes, and that is okay.
Serve warm with parsley sprinkled on top.
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