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    Achiote Tilapia (Super Simple)

    Achiote Tilapia (Super Simple). Photo by JanuaryBride

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    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    JanuaryBride's Note:

    I just love the achiote seasoning found in the fish tacos in the Yucatan, so I decided to venture out and try to make the fish myself. . .success! Very simple too. I suggest serving with a squeeze of lime, a few slices of avocado and cilantro as a garnish. Adapted from a Ritz Carlton recipe in which they use this sauce to marinate whole red snappers.

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    • 1 ounce red achiote paste
    • 2 teaspoons salad oil
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 lime, juice only
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider (may sub apple juice)
    • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (may sub Jugo Seasoning if you have it)
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 lb thin tilapia fillet


    1. 1
      Mix achiote paste together all ingredients down to the salt/pepper.
    2. 2
      Place fish in a shallow baking dish and pour achiote marinade over top.
    3. 3
      Cover dish and place in fridge for 2 hours.
    4. 4
      Remove fish from marinade (discard marinade) and place fish on cookie sheet; let stand at room temp for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Turn oven broiler to high and let heat up for 3-5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Place fish under the broiler until cooked (it will flake easily and be opaque in color), approx 5-7 minutes depending upon the heat of oven and the thickness of the fish.
    7. 7
      Serve fillets atop saffron rice or serve in corn torillas for excellent fish tacos.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 23, 2009


      This is a fantastic dish. The flavor is amazing - my entire family gobbled this up.

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    • on April 04, 2009


      That dish looks and sounds fantastic! It is already in my cookbook and will soon be tried! I'll return with a picture.

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    Nutritional Facts for Achiote Tilapia (Super Simple)

    Serving Size: 1 (152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 143.5
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 56.7 mg
    Sodium 66.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 23.1 g

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