Careening through the Northlakes shopping centre through the fresh fish area next to Aldi, l alway look at that fish area even if l don’t want to buy some fish. I have that tendency of imagining recipes even before l make them. This time around l really wanted to buy some tilapia and l need ripe plantains to accompany my tilapia. I went to the Northlakes African shop to buy plantains after buying my tilapia. But guess what ! A latino girl had almost bye all. So luckily l found a ripe bunch which was the last in that shop l quickly paid for it before someone else destroy my tilapia and fried plantains dream.

Packed with a handful of great flavour. This will take you just 15 to 20 minutes to put together. Dodo or fried plantains is always a good companion for grilled tilapia fish with some delicious pepper sauce.

All the seafood lovers you can testify how delicious and healthy this fish is. It is very easy for your neighbours to smell the delicious aroma from your house when you are preparing this delicious goodness.

I always do 10 minutes on both sites making sure it gets ready in just minutes while frying my dodo ( ripe plantains) .

One of the best street foods you will find in our fast food joints along the streets of Cameroon.

Tilapia is low in sugar sodium and carbohydrates and high in protein and omega -3 acids. It is perfect for people on a diet. This delicious goodness is gluten free.

Some few people are not a fan of seafood but l bet you if you give this a try , you might start eating seafood.

As l mentioned earlier, It’s best served with ripe fried plantains accompanied with a side dish like garden salad or some delicious grilled or roasted vegetables and fresh lemon.

CUISINE: African, intercontinental

PREP TIME :10 minutes

COOK TIME: 15-20 minutes

SERVINGS: 2-4 People


– 1 large Tilapia fish

– 1 tsp bouillon powder or cubes

– 1 small onion

– 1 tsp ginger powder/ fresh ginger

– 1 tsp garlic powder/ fresh garlic

1 tsp African netmeg.

– 1 tsp black pepper

-1 tsp thyme

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1 scotch bonnet pepper

– 1 tsp Rosemary


1. Wash and remove all the belly and dirts from fish. Stream the edges with a kitchen scissors wash fish thoroughly . Dry with a kitchen paper towel and set aside.

2.Combine all spices together and blend in case you are using fresh ingredients. Blend until thoroughly smooth. Mixed with olive oil and set aside for the marinade.

3. Use a sharp knee to made 4 or more diagonal deep cuts on the fish. Then use a kitchen marinade brush to marinade the fish by Dee ping into the ingredient bowl and robing or brushing over the fish. Brush generously. Making sure you concentrate on brushing into the cuts reaching to every corners of the fish.

4. Put in a bowl and place in the fridge for 30 mins or overnight. The marinate with deeply penetrates into the fish and it will taste even better.

5. Preheat your oven 280C . Marinate both sides of the fish again and put it into the oven. Flip sides every 8-10 mins making sure it’s been cooked. If you don’t like overcooked fish then please it should not be in the oven for more than 15- 20 mins. Each time you flip one side please brush with marinade to keep it a bit moist and fresh. It will get a bit of a brownish crunchy colour.


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