Tilapia is high in protein, vitamin B12 and selenium. This fish is also a source of niacin and phosphorus but it is high in cholesterol and low in sodium. Tilapia is usually fried or baked in the oven, but it can also be smoked.

Things You'll Need

Purchase tilapia fillets from your local grocery store or fish market. Fresh fillets have the most flavor, but frozen fillets also work.

Pour 2 liters of water and 1 cup of salt into a large bucket to make a brine. Stir it well.

Place the tilapia fillets into the brine and let them soak for one hour.

Remove the fillets from the brine and pat them dry using a paper towel.

Brush honey onto the tops of the fillets.

Sprinkle any seasoning you like on the top of the fillets. Salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper are popular choices.

Place wood chips, such as hickory, into the smoker.

Place the tilapia into the smoker and smoke them at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.


  • Use a different combination of seasoning and wood chips to create different flavors.

  • Sugar can also be added to the brine mixture to create a sweet and salty flavor.