Orange-Sauced Tilapia

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Caroline Cooks

A takeoff on Uncle Bill's Spinach/Romaine Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing & Mandarin Or-- served as a terrific fish sauce. Adds a tangy compliment to sauteed Tilapia.(Prep time doesn't include refrigeration.)

Top Review by Spotz

This is an easy to make, nicely balanced sweet sauce with a delicate orange flavor. My only modification: instead of coating with the cracker crumbs and sauteeing, I marinated the tilapia in a baking dish for an hour and baked it in the sauce until flaky (about 15 minutes at 450°). This is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together in a jar; cover; and shake to blend.
  2. Refrigerate for at least a hour to meld flavors.
  3. When ready to serve, dip each fillet in the orange mixture; then in cracker crumbs to cover.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over MEDIUM heat; when foam subsides, add fillets and cook on each side until fish flakes, about 10-15 minutes (depends on the thickness of fish).
  5. Do not overcook!
  6. Remove fish to warm platter.
  7. In small sauce pan, bring remaining orange sauce to a boil.
  8. Cook about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Sauce will be thin.
  10. Reduce heat to LOW; add mandarin oranges slices.
  11. Cook 1 minute to heat orange slices.
  12. Serve sauce over fish.

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