Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tartar Sauce and a Grilled Fish Recipe

Most people buy Tartar Sauce
already made in a jar.

But, it's so quick and easy to make
and the fabulous fresh flavor is

Tartar Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. onion powder

Mix mayonnaise and pickle relish in a medium bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients
and mix well.

Refrigerate the tartar sauce to meld flavors
while you prepare the fish.

I buy these frozen bags of Tilapia when
they are on sale.
You can also use other white fish like cod or catfish.
The tilapia shrinks a LOT when cooked,
so make sure you buy enough.
2 bags feed just two to three people.

Thaw the Tilapia.

Prepare your COLD grill before lighting.
Clean off any debris with a grill brush.
Wipe a light coating of vegetable oil (I use Canola)
over the grates with a paper towel.

Don't use too much or the
grates can catch on fire!

Heat grill to high.

Mix up a half cup of olive oil
with McCormick's Creole Seasoning to taste.
(found with grocery spices)
This seasoning is a bit hot and spicy, so go sparingly at first.
Sprinkle with salt.
You can also add some minced garlic.

Brush this onto the thawed tilapia.
You can sprinkle on more creole seasoning if
you like things hot and spicy.

Grill the fish about 3 minutes on each side.

This is a quick and yummy meal.

My family thinks the fresh tartar sauce
is the star!


  1. Yummy meal! Simple to prepare indeed and healthy to eat too. I love tilapia fish by the way. We have tilapia farms in the Philippines located in various provinces. :)

    1. Philippine Tilapia is too small for this sort of dish, and it doesn't come in frozen fillets. The closest you can get is buying "Pla-Pla" and filleting it yourself. It is neither convenient or sanitary since you're left with a lot of fish guts and the skeleton to deal with. Yuck.

  2. Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like tilapia fish dish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.

  3. Hello..
    I am new to your blog.
    I do love cooking and baking.
    btw, in our country especially in Malay cooking
    we cooking talapia with steam method (with garlic,ginger,onioin,red chilies and lime juice) an or '3 rasa' (sour,sweet and spice)