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Cedar Plank Tilapia with Basil Cream Sauce

Dinner is ready in under thirty minutes when you opt for this Cedar Plank Tilapia with Basil Cream Sauce.
During the weekends, and even sometimes during the week, Ken and I like to grill. He does the grilling; I prepare the food for the grill as well as the side dishes. This past Saturday was no exception to our weekly grilling events (sans the time we ran out of propane and didn’t get a refill for a couple of weeks) so while Ken was washing the cars, I started preparing some sides, as well as a wonderful cream sauce, to go with the cedar plank tilapia that Ken would be grilling later that evening. Please enjoy the recipe.
Cedar Plank Tilapia with Basil Cream Sauce

Cedar Plank Tilapia with Basil Cream Sauce

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Rinse the tilapia fillets and pat dry.
  2. Season both sides with desired amount of salt and pepper
  3. Place the tilapia on the cedar plank and then place on the grill. Grill over direct medium heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flaky.
  4. Top with the basil cream sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 106mg Sodium: 422mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 46g

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12 comments on “Cedar Plank Tilapia with Basil Cream Sauce”

  1. omg…that looks amazing!

  2. Ok now this looks amazing, we love tilapia so now we are going to try this basil cream sauce!

  3. Yum! I bought some cedar planks I have yet to use and have fresh basil sitting in my flower pot – I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for posting it!

  4. This looks so good!!! I don't eat much meat (although I love a great cheeseburger once in awhile) but I get so bored with fish sometimes, so I get to the point where my diet starts to really lack in protein. This looks like a good way to make dinner delicious again! The basil cream sauce sounds so yummy and I love cooking on a cedar plank!

  5. I've always wanted to try the wood plank grilling, but they have so many wood options at the store that I can't pick! Did much of the cedar flavor get into the fish?

  6. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  7. This looks divine! I shy away from grilling because I never seem to get it just right. It'll turn out dry, too dark, not done, etc. I'm going to have to work on this skill so I can try your fabulous recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh my…this looks good, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. me i like all the fish for me the tilapia it is a good fish sametime i cooking at homa my wife is very happy ilike