Balsamic Glazed Tilapia

I asked the hubs, my number one taste tester, (via text message) what recipe I should blog about next, either some fish we had last week or a recipe I was going to make tonight (real foods nutella, recipe to follow in the weeks to come).  His response?  "Dude.  Stick with what you know is awesome.  That fish.  Your entry will be quick, too.  'I don't naturally care for fish.  I love variety.  We had this fish two nights in a row.  Nuff said.'"

I don't know if y'all think that's as funny as I do, but it made me laugh to think about a blog entry that said nothing but those four sentences followed by a recipe and some pictures of fish.  It especially made me laugh that he thought I should say "Nuff said."  Am I the only one who laughs at her husband/thinks it's cute when he tries so hard to be helpful?

He's right, though.  I don't naturally like fish.  I'm teaching myself to like it because of the myriad of health benefits.  (Like when I was little and my mother made me eat things I didn't like.  You'll learn to like it, she said.  99.9% of the time she was right.)  I do love variety, as opposed to the hubs who has a very addictive personality.  And we did have this fish two nights in a row.  And I don't mean leftovers.  I mean I made it two nights in a row.  It's that good.  Soooooo, I guess this is where I should say it. 

Nuff said.


1.5 pounds fresh tilapia (not farm raised)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic


In a zip lock bag, combine marinade ingredients (everything except the fish).  Shake the bag carefully to mix the ingredients.  Rinse fish and pat dry. Place fish in zip lock bag, covering the fish completely with the marinade, and let stand 10 minutes. 

Turn the oven to broil. Remove fish from zip lock bag, reserving marinade.  Place fillets down on well oiled foil on a broiler pan.  If you're like me and don't have a broiler pan, don't worry!  I put a wire rack normally used for cooling cookies on top of a cookie sheet and covered it in foil.  Like this:

Place in oven at least three inches from the top of the oven.  Cook 5 minutes and then carefully lower the pan to the next rack and cook another 4  minutes.

While fish is cooking, place marinade in small saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce liquid for 5 minutes. Transfer broiled fish to serving dish and top with reduced marinade.

(Recipe adapted from


  1. This. Looks. Fab. Might even inspire me to cook this weekend!

  2. Fish is a great meal when you're in a hurry! So quick, so delicious!

  3. always looking for a good fish dish! Going to try this one next week!

  4. It really is so good. Y'all let me know what you think!