Sweet and spicy,my maple blackened Tilapia is easy to whip up and comes packed with flavour and attitude.

Cooking fish on a pan can be a challenge as you easily can overcook or undercook the fish.My maple glazed Tilapia is coated with a paprika,chilli and brown sugar rub,broiled in the oven for quick even cooking then finished off by a maple kiss adding the sweetness to the spiciness from the chillies

Maple Glazed Tilapia I love the sweet of the maple syrup.To get the best out of your fish,use good quality maple syrup,I used Canadian maple syrup that was gifted to me by a friend and it was amazeballs.Honey can also be a good substitute but both have unique flavours and one will vary in taste and texture from the other.

My fish goes well with any salad or side of choice,I had mine with a cucumber and mango salsa and it was out of this World amazing

Maple Glazed Tilapia I love how the heat from the chilli balances off the sweet of the maple.The earthy paprika brightens up the Tilapia complementing it’s delicate flavours adding depth and colour to it.

I used Tilapia for my recipe,you can use any white fish,it will work just fine.





  • 300 grams Tilapia fillet
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


 Wash clean your fillets and pat them dry.Mix your salt,pepper,paprika,chilli powder and brown sugar to make your dry rub.

Juice one lime on the fillets and season generously both sides with your dry rub mixture

Place this on a baking tray lined with a lightly greased aluminum foil

Set this into a preheated oven on broil,and let cook at its highest temperature for 8 minutes.

After 8 minutes take them out and brush over the maple syrup and then take it back for 2 more minutes to glaze

Our ovens are built differently,when broiling food always keep checking on the meal as a few seconds is all it takes to burn food under broil,such is the case when your oven like mine doesn’t come equipped with an internal fan leading to uneven heat distribution inside the oven

The charred outside shouldn’t worry you as that is an extra layer of flavour.

Take this of the oven and serve hot with a salad or side of choice.

Maple Glazed Tilapia Enjoy.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Florence says:

    i love this recipe….. am a fun of new cookery experiments……..and this am trying pronto…


  2. Queenie says:

    How much brown sugar?


  3. Susan Hadley says:

    Instructions mention brown sugar but not on ingredients list-salt is on list twice-was one of those meant to be brown sugar?


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