Oven Grilled Fish Recipe Video

There are many ways to grill a fish but a delicious grilled fish calls for a good marinade sauce. This African style grilled fish is a delicious recipe for whole fishes such as tilapia, red snappers, sea bass, etc.


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Fish1 (Tilapia, Red Snapper, Sea Bass)
 Onion1 Medium, finely grated
 Grated ginger1 Tablespoon
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
 Garlic1 Teaspoon, grated
 Lime juice1 Tablespoon
 Bouillon cube/Maggi jumbo1
 Black pepper/White pepper1 Teaspoon
 Oil1 Tablespoon
 Chili powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 , sliced
 Tomato1 , mashed
 Ground chilies1 Tablespoon
 Bouillon cube/Maggi1
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Black pepper/White pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 542 Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.9%

Saturated Fat 3.7 g18.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 118.1 mg

Sodium 2084 mg86.8%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 10.4 g

Protein 51 g102.8%

Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 67.9%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 23.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a deep bowl add the onion, ginger, parsley, garlic, lime juice, bouillon cube, black pepper, oil and chili powder.
2. Mix all together to make a thick paste.
3. Use your knife to make some space in between the fish by making cuts.
4. Coat the fish with the marinade really well.
5. Put everywhere even inside the fish.
6. Let the fish marinate for 1 hour or overnight in your refrigerator.
7. Preheat the grill or oven.
8. Then grill the fish for 30 minutes, around 15 minutes on each side.
9. The grilling time will depend on the size of the fish.
10. The fish is ready when all the juice is absorbed.
11. Heat the oil and fry the onion for 2 minutes.
12. Stir in the tomato.
13. Add bouillon cube, black pepper, lime juice, chili and fry for 2 more minutes.
14. Add half cup of water and cook until the onions are tender.

15. When the fish is ready serve it with the onion sauce as side dish with Attieké or fried plantain. Enjoy!

Editors Review

How about a little country style cooking? Watch and learn how to prepare this Oven Grilled Fish in African style. It is very flavorful and goes well with the onion sauce. Try it out!