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Garam Masala Tilapia with Sweet Curry Butter

A sweet and spiced spin on a fish dish - could work on various fish fillets.


  • 2 fillets of tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar


  • Tin foil
  • Pastry brush


  • Pre-heat grill to high heat.
  • Divide two pieces of tin foil, one for each fillet.
  • Place fillets on their respective pieces of tin foil
  • Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil on both sides of each fillet.
  • Combine the dry rub ingredients and split in half.
  • Combine butter, brown sugar and curry powder in a small bowl. Place in the microwave for approx. 15 seconds or until completely melted. Mix well and set aside.
  • Rub the dry spices well into the top of each fillet.
  • Place the fillets spiced side down onto the tin foil.
  • Place the fillets in tin foil on the grill.
  • Grill for 4 minutes, and then carefully flip the fillets, spiced side up.
  • With the pastry brush, dab the butter mixture on top of the fillets.
  • Close the lid and grill for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove fillets from heat and serve.