September 12th, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia


It’s a good thing we no longer have to fish for our dinner or there would be a lot of hungry people at my house.  You really can’t classify us as fishermen around here; however, we did give our kids some experience . . . that is if you count those days they fill the city pool with hungry trout and all you have to do is stick a line in to get a bite!  😉 Thank goodness for my local grocer where I can bring home tilapia and fix this sweet and spicy citrus fish in about 5 minutes- stick it under the broiler for 15 minutes and I’ve got a fast and easy, delicious dinner.  {P.S.  For those of you who do catch your dinner  you have my utmost admiration!}


Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia


4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
cooking spray
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika


Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan (13×9 or similar) coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.

Preheat broiler (I use low setting)

Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle sauce over fish when serving.

Recipe from Cooking Light, August 2010

You might also like another delicious catch:

Key Lime Tilapia
Salmon Foil Dinners
Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Pepper Glaze
Sweet Shrimp Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Salsa


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4 Responses to “Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia”

  1. I love Tilapia and my husband likes anything with a little spice

  2. Making this for dinner tonight-can’t wait.

  3. Loved it-thanks so much.

  4. Looks great


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