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tilapia fillets help!!!

i just bought a pack of tilapia fillets and im lookin for a time and temp to cook them and i thinking about cookin them wit some sea salt and laying them a a bed of lemons but i need a time and temp......thank you my fellow eggers!!!!!!
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Are you wanting to 'grill' or 'bake' them in the Egg?
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  • @r270ba grill them
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    I think I would try and keep it around 450 direct for 3-4 mins a side.  Keep an eye on them because they will cook QUICKLY.  You don't want to dry them out.  Also make sure to use a spatula because those will flake and break apart. 
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 320
    edited May 2013
    You could always make a closed foil pouch for them.. Throw some lemon juice, butter and sea salt in there.. Maybe some Greek seasoning or something.. I did some speckled trout like that a couple weeks ago.  Cooked it at 450 for about 10 minutes.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    Tilapia fillets are thin and very fragile when cooked.  It is considered a Lean" fish, meaning not "fishy" tasting at all.  As mentioned above, it can be cooked in a foil pouch which makes handling it easy.  Another method is to blacken it on a super hot cast iron skillet.  Dip the refrigerated fish fillets in cooled melted butter, then coat the fish with "blackening seasoning".  Drop the fillets, which are thin, into the super hot CI surface, allow to blacken, flip and blacken the second side and serve!!

     

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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 185

    Tilapia fillets are thin and very fragile when cooked.  It is considered a Lean" fish, meaning not "fishy" tasting at all.  As mentioned above, it can be cooked in a foil pouch which makes handling it easy.  Another method is to blacken it on a super hot cast iron skillet.  Dip the refrigerated fish fillets in cooled melted butter, then coat the fish with "blackening seasoning".  Drop the fillets, which are thin, into the super hot CI surface, allow to blacken, flip and blacken the second side and serve!!

     

    Those look great. How long per side on those filets?

    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,210
    You would be better off if you cooked them on foil, a plank or cast iron. They are flaky. Cook until they flake and they are opaque.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    As soon as they are blackened and firm, turn them.  Remember, you can eat this fish raw without a problem.  Actual time depends on how hot you can get the cast iron.  And i allow it to heat back up after each fillet(meaning the cooking of both sides of one fillet) for a minute or two just to make sure it is up arounf 500 to 600 degrees when i drop the next fillet on the cast iron.  If your not "smokin" up the neighborhood - your cooking too cold!!!  It will turn black --  and thats what you want. Don't overcook it.

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