There Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia
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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Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia
Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia is seasoned with ginger, garlic, onions, oil, water, and salt
- 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
Thouroughly clean the fish
Blend all the ingredients togerther until it forms into a paste
Rub the marinade generously on the tilapia
Let the fish sit for an hour to absorb all the ingredients you'll get better results if you leave it overnight
In a 350 degree fahrenheit pre-heated oven bake your marinated Tilapia for about 45-60 minutes.
22 thoughts on “Roasted Ginger-Garlic Tilapia”
This recipe looks so easy to make. I love the flavors, as well. This is sure to please any tilapia lover!
Aww thanks, Leslie! Don’t blame me if you go seconds and thirds. And yes it’s easy to make.
Wow, 1/4 pound of ginger, that is interesting. This marinade sounds super flavorful on top of tilapia. I want to try this, I am intriqued.
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!
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.
Sure Sarah, thanks for stopping by!
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!
Yes, Nkechi! Let me know how it goes.
This looks amazing! I love all the simple flavors here. You haven’t mentioned the fish in the ingredients list, but I’d love to try this soon!
Thanks for catching that Stine, I’ll fix it.
What a great recipe for tilapia! I love the flavors in it and it’s such a great twist for fish night.
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!
Yes Jacqui, it works for bass as well. Let me know how that goes.
Love all that ginger in this fish recipe! I can imagine an explosion of flavors and love that it’s so easy to make!
Yes, Gail it’s easy to make. Thanks for stopping!
Never tried thilapia this way. So delicious and flavorful this is. Pinned to try this out soon.
You’ll love it, let me know how it goes.
Tilapia is probably my favorite fish, but adding roast garlic and ginger takes it over the top! This recipe sounds delicious!
Yes Genevieve I agree with that.
Wow! I made this for dinner last night and it was exceptionally delicious! thanks for a great tilapia recipe!
Wow, Dennis, I’m glad you liked it. Thanks
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?