Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

Tilapia is the type of fish that by itself, doesn't really have a lot of flavor. It will take on the flavor of the seasoning you place on it, and is a really nice accompanying fish to more dominant ingredients. If you're not into fishy fish, it really is a good option. Or if you're trying to get picky eaters on board with increasing their weekly fish intake.

This dish is a pretty basic marinade and if you're looking for something quick, mildly flavored and simple, it's a good fit. But for me, I need a bit more oomph. Give this light recipe a shot and you be the judge. I served it with a side of squash and zucchini from the farmer's market.

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia (serves 4)

  • 4 (6-oz.) tilapia filets
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 TB lime juice
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • cooking spray
Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat broiler and prep your side dish.

Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes. Serve.

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