Tilapia is an easy way to incorporate more seafood into your diet since it is typically one of the cheapest fish and can be cooked quite quickly. On the other hand, if not prepared properly, tilapia can be a touch bland. Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia from Cooking Light solves this issue by marinading the fish in an easy citrus marinade prior to cooking it. The marinade adds a nice punch of flavor to the tilapia, in addition to keeping it moist and delicious.
Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons gluten free soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1. Spray a 9x13 glass dish with nonstick spray and arrange tilapia in a single layer on the bottom of the dish.
2. In a small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Pour marinade over fish, turning fillets to coat them on all sides. Let stand 15 minutes.
2. Preheat broiler.
3. Sprinkle tops of tilapia with paprika. Broil 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
4. Plate tilapia and drizzle additional sauce over each fillet.
Nutrition Information--approximately 225 calories per serving (1/4 of the recipe)