Grilled Tilapia with a Red Pepper and Garlic Compound Butter


We are officially New Englanders now.

With that comes good seafood. Really good seafood. We headed to the store the other day and it was the first time in a long time I saw “fresh (enter fish name) here” <– for a reasonable price. Heck, just wait until we start getting lobsters!

This trip we picked tilapia. It’s a fish that isn’t so new to us. A few months ago we tried Relished Foods and tilapia was on the menu. Actually this recipe is inspired by it. G fell in love and was excited to try it again.

I fell in love with the idea of a compound butter. I have been experimenting since and the flavors that it brings out of the dishes you choose to cook it with are incredible.  For this dish I chose red pepper which is super flavorful, adding in some roasted garlic, onion, cilantro, and of course my fav – Kerrygold Salted Butter. The tilapia is a soft fish that absorbs all of the flavors really  well. I very lightly breaded it before putting it on the grill pan.


As we sat down to the dinner table, I could tell after the first bite that we had a winner. It was only a matter of minutes before the fish talk started. We declared Fridays, “Fish Fridays”, where we’ll try a new fish every week. Next up is haddock!

Grilled Tilapia with a Red Pepper and Garlic Compound Butter


  • 1 lb. fresh tilapia
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 5Tbsp. Kerrygold Salted Butter (take out of fridge 30 minutes before using)
  • 1/3 cup diced red pepper
  • 3 Tbsp diced onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • olive oil


  1. Drizzle the grill pan with olive oil.
  2. By hand, mix together the Kerrygold butter, pepper, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Put in fridge while you are prepping the tilapia.
  3. Mix together bread crumbs and flour in bowl.
  4. Quickly coat tilapia with the bread crumb/flour mixture.
  5. Place tilapia on the grill pan.
  6. Top each filet with 1-2 dollops of the compound butter.
  7. Grill at around 400-450 degrees until just done.
  8. ENJOY!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Looks delicious!
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  2. Love how in the Keys all the fish was caught that day. I am super jealous of your lobsters to come!
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  3. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. This looks so delicious! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Jodee Weiland recently posted…Delicious Blackened Tilapia Fish TacosMy Profile

  5. Delish! We love fish so I definitely need to try this. Such a perfect way to enjoy it in the summer.
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  6. This recipe looks so delicious. I definitely need to try this at home. Seems like a perfect dish for summer. Thanks for sharing.


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