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BN Cuisine: Oh So Yummy Tilapia



When Chef Fregz sent me a “frantic” message saying he was so backed up with work and could not write a BN Cuisine for this week and wondered if I would take his place, I was very excited. Primarily because I felt Chef Fregz saw me GOOD enough to bring my voice to such a platform like BN; and secondly because it was a chance to share something I love with so many people around the world!

Thank you so much Chef Fregz!

Now, because this was very last minute, I could not get fancy for you guys (forgive me) but I can definitely give you a recipe that is full of flavor, healthy and is also very attainable for the most amateur cook.

I had a Tilapia in my fridge with some shrimps and my fresh herbs I always have on hand. So I decided to make a spicy tilapia stuffed with tarragon and shrimps and served with a side of jasmine rice.

What you need

1 Whole tilapia, cleaned
1 pound shrimps
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 scotch bonnet peppers
1 garlic clove
1 shallot
1 finger ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 handful of fresh tarragon

How to
So first I got the fish and cleaned it. Well it was mostly cleaned at the store so I just rinsed it with warm water and set it in the middle of my foil paper.


Next I blended, shallots, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, oyster sauce, soy sauce and scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
And it looked like so. I tasted for salt and added a little salt to get it to where I needed. Depending on the amount of soy sauce you add, you might not need salt. Then I marinated the shrimps and the fish in the sauce and put it in my fridge for one hour.


fish in pasteAfter an hour, I took it out of the fridge, stuffed the side of the tilapia with the shrimps. Added some fresh tarragon. I covered it with some fresh sweet peppers and some more tarragon.

Set the oven to 350c on bake and bake for 45 minutes. Then for 15 minutes, set it to grill at 400c to make the fish a little crispy. When you bring it out of the oven, it should look like this.

Some liquid would have released during the cooking. That would be your sauce for the rice. Yummmmmmm! Serve it however you like, and serve with some Jasmine rice and your favorite bottle of sauvignon blanc

Dinner looked and tasted absolutely yummy!  I almost made a second one when I was done but I had to remind myself we are all on a weight loss journey at least for the month of January!

Oh and incase you are wondering about the shrimps

They are right there! I hope you enjoyed me taking Chef Fregz place for the day! If you want more recipes from me you can visit my website till next time!


  1. Africhic

    February 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm


    • Africhic

      February 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      At least it looks yummy.

  2. Glory Edozien

    February 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Looks yummy! i shall give it a try! Need some ideas on how to jazz up some salmon too…

    • Lohi O

      February 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      You should visit my blog..I have a few salmon recipes!

    • naijabae

      February 2, 2013 at 12:55 am

      blog address please.
      This is a Cameroun recipe, my ex from there used to make this for me often.

  3. African babe

    February 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I LOVE LOHIO!!!! Well done girl!

  4. brit

    February 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    making me hungry!!

  5. pynk

    February 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    where’s the “scrimps”?

  6. Damie Damie

    February 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    You had a Tilapia in your fridge. A whole Tilapia. Of course. Seems legit. Next week its probably a cowtail you’ll have.
    Pardon my “sarcasm”. i like the simplicity of the post and recipe. Actually seems doable, delicious and edible unlike…
    Anyway, nice stuff. And please try to clean your fridge more often. If you can find a Tilapia there, goodness knows what else might be lurking in it. 🙂

    • Chic

      February 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      At the moment I have 2 tilapias, one whole chicken, 2 pieces chicken legs, beef, sausages, and shrimp in my freezer. Some of us like to stock up you know:)

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      February 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

      co-sign. My freezer is full of wierd and wonderful fish, meat & vegetable ingredients because I’m one of those lovers of food who suddenly starts craving a particular thing at odd hours of the day and I love to be “prepared” for whatever satisfies my cravings.

      And speaking of which, I have a whole rainbow trout (or I think it’s trout) in my freezer just sitting and waiting for me to perform culinary magic on it. I’ll try this recipe with it but with a side of roasted plaintain instead of rice (that weight loss battle is ON & foods with a high quotient of carbs are verbotten)

    • Lohi O

      February 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Haha for someone who cooks as much as I do, I have the most random things in my fridge/freezer at all times! Thank you!

  7. cocoa

    February 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Yum Yum Yum!!! i say sunday brunch!! well done girl!xoxo

  8. DocDeola

    February 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Dont tell Chef Fregz, but I’ll definitely be making this over the weekend but using sea bass!!!Yummy

  9. tina

    February 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm


    • Lohi O

      February 3, 2013 at 4:49 am

      They have them at shoprite

  10. missarewa

    February 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    looks yummy! well done LohiO

  11. nems

    February 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    OK quite hungry now, this would go so well with roastesd yam and plantain. Great Post

    • nems

      February 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm


  12. mo

    February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Lohi , Your link to you website didnt work or is it my browser.

    • Lohi O

      February 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Hello Mo, the link is you can try another browser if it does not work. Thank you!

  13. tatafo!

    February 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Nne if this is not fancy, then I don’t know what it is 🙂
    looks very yummy, I shall be trying this out soon.
    PS: been a long time follower of your blog, glad to see you featured on BN your recipes are definitely a treasure.

  14. Ari L.

    February 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Great Job!

  15. Toyin

    February 2, 2013 at 1:36 am

    where can i get fresh herbs in Calgary??

    • Lohi O

      February 3, 2013 at 4:40 am

      Hello Toyin. I buy my fresh herbs in Calgary at superstore. in the vegetable section, near the lettuce and cabbage. ask an attendant if you cannot find it.

  16. H.A.W

    February 2, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Yay`!!! Lohi!!!! Heheheh

  17. Knut

    February 2, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Before I clicked on the picture, it looked like the babe above was wearing Q.C uniform. Actually, it still does….

  18. Bc

    February 2, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Awesomeness!! Great Job Lohi!! I’ll surely check out your blog/site!!

  19. Ona

    February 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Love Lohi’s blog longtime 😀 Glad BN featured her.

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    February 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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