Tilapia the Costa Rican Way

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have had a craving for Tilapia lately. This sounds like a refreshing way to make it. The cooking time does not include making the rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade Preparation:.
  2. Combine lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sugar.
  3. Add tilapia and marinate 15 minutes, turning once.
  4. Bean and Rice Mixture:.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Cook rice and keep warm.
  7. In a large, skillet or saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.
  8. Add remaining garlic and onions; sauté until translucent.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro, oranges, tomatoes, bean.
  10. Cook, uncovered, until hot stirring occasionally.
  11. Transfer hot rice to a baking dish. Add bean mixture and blend.
  12. Overlap tilapia fillets on top and add marinade over fillets.
  13. Bake until the tilapia begins to flake.
Most Helpful

oh wow was this good. I totally loved the combination of flavors-the oranges really made it! The instructions do not tell you where to add the oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne so I added it at step # 9 along with the cilantro, oranges, tomatoes and beans. I did not chop the oranges and I added more cilantro and used fresh oregano . I baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Terrific.

tara portee May 31, 2011