Five-Spice Tilapia With Citrus Ponzu Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love tilapia! This is a Cooking Light recipe. I have not yet made this, but it looks to be a relatively quick and easy meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine green onions, juices, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Combine five-spice powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of fish evenly with spice mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  6. Remove from skillet, and serve with sauce.


Most Helpful

This was delicious! I had all the ingredients except the green onions but I'm not a big fan of them anyway. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil as I prefer it; it doesn't change the taste much, especially in small quantities like this. I forgot to take a photo of my dinner plate so I just have a photo of the unadorned fish. I'll post a better photo next time since there definitely WILL be a next time. Hubby even suggested saving the leftover sauce and just making it again this week.

HisPixie March 06, 2013

I had some fillet of sole and made this recipe. I loved the combination of Asian inspired ingredients, and it was awesome! Just the right amount of sweet and savory. Can't wait to make it again using swordfish!

CooksSoGood May 07, 2008

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