Soy Sauce Grilled Tilapia and Pork Chops Recipe #SundaySupper

Soy Sauce Grilled Pork Chops RecipeI love celebrating long weekends with friends by having a cookout.  For years, we did the traditional Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.  But you know me, I just don’t do well with the norm and love to make my friends feel special when we get together.  My recent favorite easy recipe to whip up for a cookout is Soy Sauce Grilled Tilapia and Pork Chops.

I realized that by the time I purchased the ground beef, tomatoes, onions, cheese, buns and condiments, the cost of serving hamburgers really adds up.  I can serve grilled Tilapia and Pork Chops with Orzo Pasta and creamed spinach and a great salad for the same cost or less.  My friends have really come to enjoy this tradition when we get together for Memorial Day or any BBQ.  The best part… so easy and so economical.

The recipe is exactly the same for Boy Sauce Grilled Tilapia and for Pork Chops.  The only difference is you can marinate pork chops over night for a more intense flavor but the Tilapia should not be marinated for more than an hour.  I love to serve both together but feel free to serve just fish or pork. The flavors in this recipe are amazing!

Soy Sauce Grilled Tilapia and Pork Chops

[print_this]Soy Sauce Grilled TilapiaSoy Sauce Grilled Tilapia and Pork Chops Recipe #SundaySupper 

  • 4 Bone in Pork Chops
  • 4 Tilapia Fillets
  • 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Bluegrass Bourbon Soy Sauce or Soy Sauce of your choice
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced Garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt or Sea Salt of your choice
  1. Brush Chops and Tilapia with Olive Oil
  2. Brush Chops and Tilapia with Soy Sauce.  Pour any excess over the Chops and Tilapia.
  3. Cover both sides of the meat and fish with the minced garlic
  4. Marinate for approximately 1 hour.  The Pork Chops can marinate for up to 24 hours for more intense flavor.  Do not marinate the fish for longer than 1 hour.  Personally, I let both marinade for only one hour as I like the true flavors to shine through.
  5. Heat the grill to medium
  6. Add the Tilapia and Pork Chops and grill for approximately 5 minutes on each side.  Use meat thermometer to check Pork Chops.
  7. Remove from grill and plate the Pork Chops and Tilapia
  8. Dab each piece with 1/2 Tablespoon of Butter
  9. Sprinkle with Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt or your Sea Salt of Choice[/print_this]

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 9.5, Ronnie 8.5, Reis 9, Riley 8.5

To Purchase Bluegrass Bourbon Soy Sauce or Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt, Check out Bourbon Barrel Foods.


  1. says

    I love the system of kids rating! It truly is what matters most and if they say its over 8, then I’m sure it was fantastic! Great recipe, Isabelle. I LOVE the round up we have this weekend. :)

  2. says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am not a fan of teriyaki sauce but I love soy sauce. This is a great option and nice that it is versatile for both fish and pork.

    • FamilyFoodie says

      I find that it works out really well for a BBQ…. I have something to offer the meat lovers and the non-meat lovers!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Thank you Jennie, it really was delicious! Hope you had an awesome day with your family and friends!

  3. says

    I love that you have really made 2 main dishes with the same marinades & flavors. Something for everyone & easy to have both with out a big palette switch. I would suggest either a dry Riesling or a Pinot Grigio for this meal. And why not have BOTH on hand?! Cheers!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Great suggestion Eileen! I love Pinot Grigio but I have to tell you I loved the Riesling with the fish! Great suggestion!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Wendy, so glad you are part of #SundaySupper… It’s funny we make pork chops a lot at our house. I find them to be very versatile and quick to make. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. says

    I love oriental sauces and can totally imagine the amazing flavors in this gorgeous dish!Beautifully done!So glad to be doing this #Sunday supper :)

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Soni, so glad you are part of our #SundaySupper group. I am a sucker for oriental sauces too. Love them!

  5. says

    Isabel, I just want you to cook for me. I hope you know how much of a compliment that is meant to be. Because I always feel like I need to cook for myself. But, your food just screams YUM! I always whatever you’re serving! Happy #SundaySupper!

  6. says

    A woman after my own heart – favorite fish {salmon and tiliapia} so when I see a recipe with either, I jump on it. This entire recipe looks amazing and I really wish I was truly eating #SundaySupper with you in your home {or mine}. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into #SundaySupper and the fantastic group of people you have brought together to help you promote your beautiful mission of bringing families together on Sundays around the family table. You’re amazing and I am so proud to call you friend. :)

    • FamilyFoodie says

      You have no idea how much your words mean to me Nicole! Thank you for everything you have done to encourage and support me. You and I both know, #SundaySupper would not be what it is today without ALL your help! Most of all, thank you for your friendship!

  7. says

    Looks delish, Isabel. What a neat idea for a mixed grill. And thank you again for #SundaySupper – so many tasty recipes – I think I’m going to have to give up on trying to read & comment on them all! Clearly you have hit upon something here!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Thank you Sasha! There really were amazing recipes this week! So glad you were able to participate!

  8. says

    How you found time to make this while making sure everyone else posting a #SundaySupper recipe was prepared and happy is beyond me, but it looks absolutely delicious – the perfect thing for a summer Sunday!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Thanks Katy…. what can I say… my poor house! I am so glad you participated this week! Glad you are part of #SundaySupper

  9. says

    I would have never thought about using the same seasonings on pork and fish but this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for all you do to make this whole movement so successful. You are such an inspiration!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Thank so much Pam! You will have to try it. So easy and nice and light! Thank you so much for everything you do!

  10. says

    Oh, this sounds fabulous!!! I’d do the chops for the boys and the fish for me…perfect idea for a family dinner. Everyone would be pleased :)

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Liz, that is exactly how it all started. I have two that won’t touch fish and the rest of us love it!

  11. says

    I’m not so sure about making the pork chops (personal preference but yours look fabulous and may change my mind!), but a big hell yea on the tilapia! And bourbon sea salt?! Never would’ve guessed! Thanks so much for keeping the #SundaySupper so strong :)

  12. says

    While I am super jealous of your beach stay this past weekend, I am very happy to have participated in #SundaySupper! I’ll be sure to back for more next week! So fun!

    • FamilyFoodie says

      Karen, we loved having you join #SundaySupper… Hope you will bring your delicious recipes every week!

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