Grilled Tilapia with Peach BBQ Sauce

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Grilled Tilapia with Peach BBQ Sauce Grilled Tilapia with Peach BBQ Sauce

Servings: 4 servings
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Peach BBQ sauce:
3/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Pinch garlic salt
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
2 cups fresh or canned peaches

4 (7-ounce) tilapia fillets
Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1 lime, juiced





Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan, excluding the peaches and simmer over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, puree 2 cups of canned or fresh peaches. Once the sauce is cooked, add the pureed peaches to the sauce and stir together.

Preheat the grill to medium heat. Season the tilapia with house seasoning. Cook the fish on each side for 3 to 4 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, brush the fish with some barbecue sauce.

Once cooked and plated, ladle a nice spoonful of the Peach barbecue sauce on top of the fillets.

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Reader Comments:


This BBQ sauce was so good that I doubled the recipe and canned it in 1/2 pint jars to give as gifts at Christmas for my family. Thanks for a great recipe. Love all your recipes, show and magazine.

By Renee Lane on August 22, 2012


Lin, you may try calling the Paula Deen Retail Store in Savannah to see if they have any still in stock: 912-232-1579.

By Lisa the Admin on December 28, 2011


Miss Paula: I have my panties in a wad (my granny used to say this) over this problem. I can not find any more of your Southern Peach BBQ Sauce 12oz. bottle or any size for that matter. When I first found it, I bought all 12 bottles the store had and they say they will get no more. I've checked every place I know on-line and in every grocery and discount store. I have also checked in the up-scale stores as I know how famous you are. Do you reckon I can make this Southern Peach BBQ Sauce according to your recipe on this site? Will it taste the same? Fresh is always better, but I have never tasted a more flavorful, southern BBQ sauce. I eat it even on my eggs in the morning. Would you please tell me where I can buy more? It is not offered even in the Paula Deen on-line store. I watch you and the boys all the time and you everyday. Blessin's to you and yours.

By Lin McCraw on November 19, 2011


Dear Paula, On your show, Resturant Review, you plated your Grilled Tilapia with Peach BBQ sauce over grit cakes. However, no where in any of the recipes on your PaulDeem site can I find the recipe for grit cakes. On the menu at Lady and Sons, it also calls for cheddar cheese grit cakes served with the Peach BBQ grouper. I would love to make this and serve to my family. We love all your recipes.

By Donna Hoppock on March 13, 2011


don't know how you started appearing on my Facebook Wall, but sure glad to see your smiling face. grin Watch your show daily.......altho' I'm 76, I can still learn things. A couple of years ago I developed Diabetes. I dont even take meds for it now tho' as I started cooking for myself again and took off a bunch of weight. Love taking your recipes and making them work for me. Love you Sweetie !! Take care and take good care of the Family too. Love & Hugs, Leona Mother of 5........G'ma to 14.....Great G'ma to 20. Scattered tho' and just a few live near me.

By Leona on March 08, 2011


This is such a great sauce! I grilled tilapia and prawns and served them with the sauce. I made the sauce the day before and was glad I let it sit 24 hours before serving. It has a wonderful fresh flavor. I'm sure it would be good on chicken too! Makes a lot! Make sure to try it!

By Anonymous on August 21, 2010


I ate this at her restaurant and it was amazing! The sweetness cut the heat of the fish perfectly. Am definitely going to try at home.

By Anonymous on March 29, 2010


By Anonymous on January 17, 2010


The sauce is fantastic!

By cltaylor01 on June 02, 2009


We were drinking the sauce by the spoonfuls! A keeper!

By cltaylor01 on June 02, 2009


Delicious and easy!

By wbinteriors on April 13, 2009

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