Tilapia the Costa Rican Way

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Ck2plz

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.

Top Review by tara portee

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.

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.

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