Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This tasty recipe for tilapia is quite easy to make. I got it off of and just slightly modified it. The recipe calls for the fish to marinade for 20 minutes, but I bet it would be even better if marinated for longer. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer in a saucepan over medium heat the sugar, soy sauce, water, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Add the ginger, garlic, and pepper and cook until the sauce is reduced by half.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool and then marinade the fillets in 1/2 of the sauce for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Reserve the remaining sauce.
  4. Remove fillets from the marinade. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Heat skillet to medium high. Add oil to skillet and saute the fillets for about two minutes on each side until golden brown.
  7. Reheat the reserved sauce.
  8. Place fillets on baking dish or cookie sheet and finish in oven for 5-7 minutes or until done.
  9. Serve with reserved sauce.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this. I did let the fish marinade longer. I prepared it in the morning and the fish marinaded until supper. While we enjoyed it we will probably lessen the amount of or omit the cloves as that flavor seemed a little overpowering.

berry271 June 27, 2012

This was pretty good! My husband and I both enjoyed it. Something different and very tasty. I forgot to reserve 1/2 the marinade, which would have been good spooned over the fish and the white rice I served with it. Will not forget next time!

carwashgirl January 31, 2009

Pretty good! I do think it's a bit heavy on the garlic powder though and may use fresh garlic next time. I thought the amount of cloves was fine, though I noticed the directions leave out the cloves (I'm assuming they get put in with the other spices). I will probably make this again!

Anne OH January 04, 2009