Peach Barbecue Grilled Tilapia

 Growing up I was never a big fish person, I loved seafood, but never really ate fish.  I think part of the reason is because most of the time when we were fed fish it was fish sticks and I never really liked them.  Then when my parents tried to feed us real fish, I wasn’t that interested.  My husband said he was the same way and was kind of turned off fish as well when he was a kid.  As a I grew older I started liking fish, first salmon, and lately I have started liking tilapia too.
We try to make fish every so often so that our son can start liking it.  I don’t want my son to be a picky eater at all.  I can be extremely picky (who knew since I have a food blog), but there are a lot of foods I won’t eat (beef and lettuce to name a few).  I haven’t outgrown a lot of my pickiness, but fish is one of the few foods I have grown to love.
Once it starts getting nice outside we always like to start grilling a lot.  I always like to find new foods to try on the grill.  I always like how food tastes after it is grilled, especially meat.  I feel that the grilling really adds a lot of flavor to the food.  I realized that one thing that we never tried to grill was fish, so I figured we could give it a try.
This Peach Barbecue Grilled Tilapia was really good and very easy to make.  The tilapia does not take very long to grill and the grill gave great flavor to the tilapia.  The peach barbecue sauce was also easy to make, by combining peach preserves and barbecue sauce.  It tasted great with the tilapia and gave great flavor to the fish. The peach barbecue sauce would also taste great on chicken or any other meat.  My husband and I both loved the fish as did my 2 year old son.  We thought it had such great flavor and cannot wait to make it again.  I hope you enjoy this great meal!

Peach Barbecue Grilled Tilapia

Peach Barbecue Grilled Tilapia


  • 1 jar (12 ounces) peach preserves
  • 1 bottle (28 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 4 Tilapia filets (you can do more if you need)
  • Seasoning (I used garlic and herb seasoning)


  1. Combine the peach preserves and barbecue sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together until boiling and then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Season the tilapia on both sides. Set some barbecue sauce aside to reserve for dipping and then brush the fish on both sides with the barbecue sauce. Grill the fish on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side, basting the fish with the barbecue sauce as it cooks.

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  1. I’ve never thought to use barbeque sauce on fish before, what a great idea! I think it will be a huge hit with the hubby and kids. We eat fish once a week and I’m always looking for new ways to change it up.

  2. Always looking for new ways to prepare tilapia! This one is going on my list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks delicious! I’d love if you’d come link up this (and any other recipes you would like) at my new Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesdays blog hop! Each link is shared on 5 blogs!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  4. We eat a lot of tilapia and this is one sure to try.It looks incredible. Found you from Time to Sparkle. We just launched a new recipe link-up party, Tickle My TasteBuds, that goes live every Tuesday. I would love for you to link this delicious recipe to our inaugural party. Here is the link —>

  5. Tilapia is a boring fish that has a blah flavor, so anything one can do to add to it, will create some character in the final product!