Live With Kelly: Grilling with Joey Lawrence


Joey Lawrence: Grilling with the Stars

Live With Kelly is starting a competition for the summer called “Grilling with the Stars.” Celebrities will compete with their best grilling recipes for a chance to win $25,000 for the charity of their choice. Plus, viewers will get to learn some great new dishes to try, so everybody wins! The first dish of the summer is a Joey Lawrence Fish Tacos Recipe.

Today, the competition kicked off with Melissa & Joey star Joey Lawrence. Joey stars alongside his childhood friend, Melissa Joan Hart, in the ABC Family sitcom which premiered its second season this week. Joey shared his recipe for Summer Citrus Fish Tacos, and is playing for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Kelly and Mike threw on their aprons and headed outside to learn one of Joey’s favorite summer dishes.


Joey Lawrence Fish Tacos Recipe: Grilling With The Stars

A Joey Lawrence Fish Tacos Recipe kicked off Live With Kelly's Grilling With the Stars summer competition. (Helga Esteb /

Joey Lawrence: Summer Citrus Fish Tacos Recipe

Want to re-create this recipe at home? Let’s get started!


  • 4 fillets fresh farm raised tilapia
  •  1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  •  1/4 cup soy sauce
  •  fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp each paprika and garlic salt

Directions – Marinade

  1. Mix the soy sauce, maple syrup, and garlic salt together in a bowl.
  2. Take the tilapia, which is a really light, “not-fishy” fish, and let it sit in the marinade for 20-25 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Now it’s time to put the tilapia on the grill. Joey pointed out how great the maple syrup makes the fish, which on the show, had already turned a nice, crispy brown.
  4. Kelly said that she is very intimidated by cooking fish, because she never knows when it’s done. Joey advised that five minutes on each side is the maximum for any fish.

Directions – Mango Salsa

  1. To make a nice mango salsa to accompany the tacos, just throw together some diced mango, onion, tomato, and a little pico de gallo.
  2. Then take tortillas (Joey likes corn), and assemble the tacos with the salsa and some avocado.

Joey said that the tacos are very healthy, and only 180 calories each. Kelly and Mike dug right in, declaring them totally delicious.


Joey Lawrence: Melissa & Joey Season 2

Joey also revealed that this season on Melissa & Joey, his character gets a new girlfriend. To catch the show, tune into ABC Family on Wednesday nights. Plus, don’t forget to vote for your favorite celebrity recipe on the Live With Kelly site.



    • says

      I’m so glad you had great luck with the recipe. I can’t wait to try it myself, because I love fish tacos. Thanks for sharing your success!

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