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THREE IDDY FISHIES: Tilapia fillet on a cedar plank Recipe

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This recipe for THREE IDDY FISHIES: Tilapia fillet on a cedar plank, by , is from The Keller Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rebecca Keller
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2006


2 pounds tilapia fillets

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. savory
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. sea salt

1 cedar plank

Soak cedar plank in water overnight. Drain plank and drizzle with olive oil.

Combine all of the ingredients except fish together in bowl. Mix them well until the salt dissolves. Place tilapia filets in a sealable plastic bag in a glass dish and cover the fillets with marinade. Turn bag over once or twice to coat both sides during a 30-minute marinating period.

Preheat your barbecue grill to high. Pour marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil, boiling for 12 minutes, then cool to use as baste.

Grill tilapia fillets on oiled cedar plank in the center of the grill over high heat for about 17-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily and has an even appearance all the way through. Baste once or twice with the sauce.

The board will probably smolder and smoke, that's what is supposed to happen. If it catches fire douse it with a sprayer filled with water.

Remove the whole plank from the barbecue and place on serving tray over hot pads on the table for a superb presentation.

Serve fillets directly from the charred plank, with small bowl of sauce on the side, garnished with lemon and lime slices.




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