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Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia

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Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia is a favorite for most Ghanaians and West Africans.

There is a particular section in the city of Accra called Osu that has some of the best street food in the country.

Vendors there serve some of the tastiest tilapia you’ll find in the world.

The secret to the vendor’s success with their tilapia is ginger and garlic.

For Ghanaians and most West Africans Tilapia is a delicacy that we serve with different side dishes.

Some popular side dishes are Banku, Kenkey, Atseke, and Gari.

However, there are some people who will eat the whole fish by itself with a serving of hot sauce.

Over the weekend my family and I had the pictured fish with a serving of Atseke (Cassava Couscous) and it was so delicious I wish you were there.

If I were you I would serve my guests with this delectable dish with potatoes, rice, atseke, etc.

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5 from 11 votes

Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia

Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia is seasoned with ginger, garlic, onions, oil, water, and salt

Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Keyword Baked Ginger-Garlic Tilapia
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 Person


  • 1/4 Pound Ginger
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic You can use 1 if you so choose
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Medium-sized Tilapia


  1. Thouroughly clean the fish

  2. Blend all the ingredients togerther until it forms into a paste

  3. Rub the marinade generously on the tilapia

  4. Let the fish sit for an hour to absorb all the ingredients you'll get better results if you leave it overnight

  5. In a 350 degree fahrenheit pre-heated oven bake your marinated Tilapia for about 45-60 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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22 thoughts on “Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia”

        1. I know Jere it seems much but I’m obsessed with ginger. You can use a little less if you want because I was seasoning about 4 medium-sized tilapias. Thanks Jere!

  1. 5 stars
    Love the sound of your Roasted Ginger & Garlic Topping Fred, that is a serious amount of ginger :-) Always looking for new recipes to try and our family love ginger. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    This Tilapia fish is also one of our favorites in Nigeria. I love how you made this one with so much ginger, and I can’t wait to try this! So so flavorful and delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m a big ginger fan so I love the flavours in your marinade. We don’t get tilapia here in Italy but I’ve read that sea bass (branzino) is a good substitute so I want to try this recipe with that!

  4. I love this recipe. My husband and I lived in Accra for 2 years and this was our favorite fish dish. You are correct about Osu! Oh, how I miss going there for great food!
    There is a great restaurant in Osu called Buka where they serve this with Joloff rice. It is divine. They also served marinated onions and peppers on top of the tilapia. Do you have a recipe for these vegetables?

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