Sweet Citrus Tilapia

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It’s sweet with a little heat and a whole lotta tang – talk about a flavor explosion! Tilapia can be a little boring, but with this sweet and spicy marinade you’ll be proud to serve it for dinner.

Ingredients:Sweet Citrus Tilapia

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes, just a pinch
  • 2 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • olive oil


Combine orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic to a small prep bowl. Season with a pinch of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Prep tilapia by patting it dry and seasoning both sides with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add flour to a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the tilapia in flour on both sides – be sure to shake off the excess. Place the tilapia in the pan to sear for 3 minutes. Don’t move the tilapia while searing. If you do, your crust could fall apart. Flip the tilapia using a fish spatula. Pour most of the marinade over the fish (reserve about 1 tbsp. for garnish) and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 140.

Plate and garnish with reserved marinade and slices of lime or orange.

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