Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Costa Rican Tilapia Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Costa Rican Tilapia

    Costa Rican Tilapia. Photo by KIDGEO3

    1/2 Photos of Costa Rican Tilapia

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    SouthernBell2627's Note:

    This recipe is from Authentic Costa Rican dish!

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      For the tilapia marinade, combine lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sugar in a shallow dish.
    2. 2
      Add tilapia and marinate 15 minutes, turning once.
    3. 3
      To prepare the bean and rice mixture, cook the rice according to package and keep warm while the tilapia is marinating.
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large, skillet or saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat. Add remaining garlic and onions; sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro, oranges, tomatoes, beans, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and cayenne.
    5. 5
      Cook, uncovered, until hot, 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6. 6
      Transfer hot rice to a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Spoon the bean mixture on top of rice and gently blend. Slightly overlap tilapia fillets on top and scrape marinade over fillets.
    7. 7
      Bake 16 to 20 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 11, 2011


      This meal is EXCELLENT -- my hubby and I both immediately said "This is a keeper!" Spices are perfect -- I also used mandarin oranges, but otherwise kept the recipe pretty much as written. A Must Try !!

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on March 03, 2010


      A colorful and flavorful meal! The only thing I changed was the number of fish fillets used and I may have thrown in a little more cilantro because I'm such a big fan of it. Next time I might throw a little more cayenne in it or just chop up a fresh hot pepper for a little more kick. Also, if you use fresh oranges, don't forget to get rid of as much of the pith (the white stuff between the peel and the fruit) as possible to avoid a bitter taste.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 30, 2013


      Pretty good. I too used mandarins. Fish was well done in the time listed. Seems like it needed a little something more like some cumin maybe. Topped fillets with green onion after baking to add some visual appeal. They looked a little anemic.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (22)


    Nutritional Facts for Costa Rican Tilapia

    Serving Size: 1 (437 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 409.6
    Calories from Fat 89
    Total Fat 9.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 70.8 mg
    Sodium 665.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 9.0 g
    Protein 36.7 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes