Sweet and Tangy Flame Grilled Tilapia Recipe {#PrimoPicks}

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Any Texan will tell you that a stop at your local H-E-B store will give you the best bang for your buck while shopping for groceries. The in-store promotions paired with coupons and Buy-This-Get-That-Free offers change each week, making that grocery shopping list all the more exciting!

To celebrate Texas Independence Day earlier on in the month, the Primo Picks featured are good ol’ Texan products that you possibly haven’t tried before but really should.

Products like Texan Wildflower Honey (I always recommend using local Wildflower honey to combat pollen allergies), Whataburger Jalapeno Queso Whatafries (Spicy and terribly addictive. We had guests over one evening last week and they polished off the bag in one sitting!), Name That Salsa (Yes!! H-E-B is still looking for a name. If you can think of a snazzy name, recommend it and if picked, you could win $5000. This is a salsa with heat. Whooo! But oh so good!!) and yes, you read that jar right…C-O-O-K-I-E B-U-T-T-E-R (Mmmmmm! If you haven’t tried cookie butter yet, you really should hit the Peanut Butter aisle the next time you’re at H-E-B.  )

Hubs was happiest to see the barbecue sauces considering grilling meat, poultry and seafood has become something he enjoys doing. Since we were having a good friend over for dinner who loves seafood, he decided to flame grill some fresh tilapia strips and use Louie Mueller’s Sweet & Tangy Mustard Sauce to complement the dish.

Sweet and Tangy Flame Grilled Fish Recipe {#PrimoPicks}- Mommy Snippets

Sweet and Tangy Flame Grilled Tilapia Recipe

You can use your preferred fish fillet of choice. We chose tilapia as it was what was recommended as the most fresh by our local seafood chap at H-E-B for that morning.

Sweet and Tangy Tilapia

This is an easy recipe and one that the kids will enjoy as well.

5 from 1 vote
Sweet and Tangy Flame Grilled Tilapia Recipe { #PrimoPicks}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Marina
  • 8 fresh Tilapia fillets
  • Louie Mueller's Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1-2 tsps paprika based on your spice preferences
  • Fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • Fresh ground pepper - to season
  • Salt- to season
  • Olive oil- to coat prior to grilling
  1. Make light, superficial slits on the fillets and marinate the fish in 1 tbsp of barbecue sauce, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, paprika, pepper and salt for 2 hours.
  2. Heat your grill.
  3. Once hot, lightly coat each side of each fillet and place each fillet on the grate or if you prefer, on a grill tray or wrapped in foil.
  4. Grill either side for about 10 minutes each, till done.
  5. Once done, lightly brush either side of the fillet with the barbecue sauce (optional)
  6. Serve hot with lemon slices, on a bed of spinach greens and with a small bowl of H-E-B's "Name That Salsa" for an extra spice kick.

These make great taco fillers or even as a side with coconut rice.



I’d love to know which Primo Pick photographed would be something you would like to try.


  1. I would definitely try the cookie butter. It’s not easy to find where I live, but when I find it, I stock up! NOM.

    1. Sounds like me! Till H-E-B carried the same, we had to ask friends to bring some for us when they traveled to San Antonio. Not any more. 😉

  2. maple bacon cornbread sounds like something I definitely would try.

    anything with bacon makes me interested

  3. 5 stars
    I’d love to try the Maple Bacon cornbread. I live in the south so all of those flavors are right up my alley!

  4. Oh I am all over some Cookie Butter, best spread ever! That recipe you makes looks awesome as well!

  5. This looks yummy and I can’t wait to make it! I love recipes that blend flavors in unexpected ways.

  6. Your food sounds delicious!!! I have not heard of some of these brands before I don’t think we have them up North.

  7. I have never tried Whataburger Whatafries before! And I do love cornbread so both of those for sure!

  8. This looks amazing. I’ll have to make it on our seafood dinner night. My husband would love it.

  9. This looks really good. I have never had tilapia. I would like to try the maple bacon cornbread.

  10. 3 stars
    That looks delish. I like tilapia alot. I usually use it for fish tacos, but this looks like a great dish!

  11. I would try the salsa, I love spicy. Your fish looks delish and tilapia is one of my faves so I want to try this!

  12. I’d like to cook fish for my family. We don’t eat seafood but I’d like to at least try a few things with them.

  13. The Sweet and Tangy Tilapia looks amazing! Definitely need to stop by that store when we visit our friends in Texas

  14. 5 stars
    This tilapia looks amazing and it would go so great with salsa and a side salad, I want to make it tonight

  15. 4 stars
    I love tilapia, so this looks great to me! I never thought of going sweet & tangy with fish, but I bet it would be good!

  16. I would love to try that cookie butter. That’s right up my alley! This tilapia looks yummy too.

  17. This sounds like a great way to break in the grill this spring. Yum. Those filets look so darn delicious.

  18. 4 stars
    This post is making me homesick. I am a Texas girl living in Georgia. I know my hubby would have loved me to make this sweet tangy tilapia instead of the same old lemon pepper meal I served them a few hour ago.

  19. Yum! This looks absolutely amazing. Never had anything like this before, but I’m for sure going to try!

  20. If love to try the Louie Mueller BBQ because it’s my family name. I’ve heard it’s awesome BBQ and we love to smoke meat here.

  21. Tilapia is so popular here. I see it on every single restaurant menu, even if fish is limited. Yours looks nice!

  22. Definitely the maple bacon cornbread. That sounds like 3 slices of yum all rolled into one!

  23. I am not a big fish eater but your Tilapia recipe looks pretty good. I would love to try it out.

  24. The Tilapia looks really good. I love cookie butter and anything with bacon. I would love to try maple bacon cornbread.

  25. Look at all that great stuff! What a haul. The food looks amazing. We dont have an HEB here, but I am sure I could find something similar.

  26. I think I would want to try those Whataburger Jalapeno Queso Whatafries! I haven’t been to Whataburger since my sister moved out of Austin.

  27. Thank you for the recipe. This looks very delicious. And thank you for the entry.

  28. I love tilapia and am always looking for new ways to cook it. Looks like this is a winner!

  29. 5 stars
    This fish recipe is amazing and easy to make and I will have to make this recipe soon! The flavor combination really works for this type of fish!

  30. oh that looks really good. We just got some talapia the other day. Will have to try this with it.

  31. 5 stars
    OhMyGosh! I did not know there was such a thing as Maple Bacon Cornbread?!?! I WANT! 🙂 And the only fish my son will eat is tilapia.

  32. I’ve never had Tilapia before, but it sounds like a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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