Sweet & Spicy Tilapia Recipe - Farmgirl Gourmet (2024)

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By Heather Scholten

Updated On: Oct 10, 2023

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Sweet & Spicy Tilapiais an easy weeknight addition that you will gladly add to your rotation. It’s quick to prepare and takes any kind of white fish to new heights.

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Sweet & Spicy Tilapia

Author: Heather Scholten

Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes minutes

Total Time 30 minutes minutes

Servings 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 6 oz Tilapia Loins
  • 1 orange juiced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon local honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange tilapia loins in a single layer and set aside. Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt, cumin, pepper and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Pour over tilapia and let rest 15 minutes.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Pour the marinade into a small bowl and set aside. Place baking dish with tilapia under the broiler and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until fish flakes and is done to your liking. Remove and drizzle the marinade over the fish and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Heather Scholten

Co-Founder at Spiceology | More About Heather...

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  4. Carmen says:

    Dec 17, 20146:43 pm

    Oh, I made this recipe this evening, along with spaghetti carbonara. The sauce for this fish was awesome! The only thing I had to change was because I had no oranges, but I had a lime. I thought orange with lime has a similar taste to grapefruit, so I used a whole grapefruit juice, and tried with lime but then it was too sour, so i just used the grapefruit instead of orange and lime. It was also delicious! I loved and we ate all the fish. Thanks for this great recipe! I will make it again but with orange next time, going ahead to the supermarket 🙂

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    1. Kristine says:

      Apr 18, 20147:33 am

      Do i pour marinade on fish and then broil? Or do I broil first and then pour marinade?

      Reply

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  7. samia says:

    Jun 16, 20137:30 pm

    Not to be picky but I think the directions may need to be modified. For the fish to be marinaded while the broiler preheats and then to reserve for a drizzle after it’s been bathed in uncooked fish. I understand there’s the juice of oranges and limes which is acidic but some bacteria can still survive. I would probably just use half as marinade and half for the drizzle

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    1. nini says:

      Feb 24, 201412:45 pm

      U r correct n its not being picky 🙂 I would never use contaminated raw marinades w cooked foods, but I did make it not using any left over marinades came out awesome! But the posted recipe needs some re wording or tweaking for food safety reasons

      Reply

  8. Mary says:

    Apr 23, 20135:08 pm

    Made this today and it rocked!! I’m not a fan of fish but I couldn’t get over the sweet and spicy combo and knew I had to try this. Thanks for posting it…Saving this recipe – check!

    Reply

    1. FarmgirlGourmetAuthor says:

      Apr 23, 201310:22 pm

      That’s awesome Mary!! So glad you enjoy it. The marinade would be great on Shrimp too! You have me craving it! Thanks for letting me know it worked out. Love hearing that! ~Heather

      Reply

  9. lindsay says:

    Sooo delicious…I’ve been trying to find a recipe to make me like fish for months and this one did it…I hate most fish but looove this!

    Reply

  10. Aggie says:

    Apr 11, 20137:32 am

    Loving this easy fish dish. I get stuck making our fish the same way over and over, this one sounds delicious!

    Reply

  11. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Apr 04, 20131:17 pm

    I really need to learn to love fish. It look just delicious!

    Reply

  12. Jen says:

    Apr 02, 20132:00 pm

    Really love tilapia at the moment and it’s great to come across different dishes with it in. Fab prize too!

    Reply

  13. 30AEATS (@fromagechick) says:

    Apr 02, 201312:52 pm

    Love tilapia and what a great giveaway!! Count me in!

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  15. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Apr 01, 20137:19 pm

    I have never cooked tilapia myself, I think I need to try this!!

    Reply

  16. Donna Currie says:

    Apr 01, 20137:01 pm

    I like tilapia, and rice is a perfect side for it, right? Next time maybe I’ll spice it up a little more.

    Reply

  17. Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Apr 01, 20133:43 pm

    This sounds wonderful! Spicy tilapia is one of my go-to favorite meals. Would love to try this SWEET and spicy version sometime soon!

    Reply

  18. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

    Apr 01, 20132:50 pm

    This looks SO GOOD!!!

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  19. Sharry M. says:

    Apr 01, 20132:41 pm

    I hope this doesn’t sound silly…but I’m just confused on something. You make and pour the marinade over the fish and let rest, Then you are supposed to drain the marinade, reserve it and use it on the fish after they are cooked….you don’t have to heat the marinade after its been soaking with the raw fish?

    Reply

  20. Susan Madigan Mchugh says:

    Apr 01, 201312:02 pm

    this dish looks fab…great prize too 🙂

    Reply

  21. Eileen says:

    Apr 01, 201311:44 am

    That tilapia looks just lovely! So juicy and savory. That’s a pretty amazing giveaway–good luck to all the entrants! 🙂

    Reply

  22. Michele says:

    Apr 01, 20139:38 am

    Trying this fish, love the citrus and honey

    Reply

  23. karen bates says:

    Apr 01, 20136:35 am

    I eat Tilapia all the time, I like this recipe, something a bit different…thanks, kiddo. Want to walk this week?

    Reply

  24. Milisa Armstrong says:

    Apr 01, 20135:19 am

    Love this fish, I can’t wait to try it and I am so stoked to give away this camera!

    Reply

    1. Teresa says:

      Apr 07, 20135:10 pm

      I’m IN…..even my girlfriend (a 2-year old) upon asking, “how is it?” said, “DEEEEELISH”! Thanks, Farmgirlgourmet. You know what they say, if you can win the affection of a child, “your successful and IN”

      Reply

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