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Smoked Tilapia


Tilapia actually makes an excellent smoked fish. Given that it is a meaty and quite versatile fish, it can be served alone of incorporated into other dishes such as, salads and dips or served with toast rounds with a good lemon-garlic aoli.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 6 tilapia filets
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper


Prepare smoker for a 2 hour smoke. Wash fish and remove all bones. Combine oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl. Brush onto both sides of tilapia fillets. Place in smoker for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. When finished, remove and serve.
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