Ginger Orange Tilapia

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Ready In:


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • flour, seasoned with
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • green onion, thinly sliced for garnish


  • To prepare the marinade, in a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and peeled garlic, ginger and oil.
  • Place the fillets in a shallow dish and cover with the marinade for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove the tilapia from the marinade and reserve it.
  • Dredge the fillets in seasoned flour to coat shaking off excess.
  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat and add tilapia and cook until lightly golden 3-4 minutes per side and then remove from the pan.
  • Add remaining marinade to the pan bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, reduce heat and simmer until it has a glaze consistency, 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the tilapia and garnish with green onions.

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  1. Outta Here
    This is going into my Best of 2012 Cookbook. Everything was just right! To those who think it needs to marinate longer, remember citrus will start to "cook" the fish and make it tough if left too long to marinate. Thanks for this keeper!
  2. birdnerd
    Hey! A recipe I didn't have to mutate for food allergies! Whoot! <br/><br/>This was really good stuff. The flour was kinda messy, but the combination of orange juice (fresh squeezed, since I had some clementines on hand), ginger, and garlic was delightful.
  3. Merlot
    First, I would like to thank you for your lovely 5-star review of my Mexican Vegetarian Casserole. And, yes, I also use it as a dip for various chips/crackers. To show my appreciation for trying one of my recipes, I have made this recipe. This absolutely delightful tilapia was a hit for my husband and I. While this is a quick and easy recipe, it still produced a very flavorful fish. I did, however, marinate it for about 1 hour. We found the orange juice, ginger and garlic was a perfect compliment to the tilapia. Wonder recipe, I Cook Therefore I Am, thanks for sharing.
  4. 2l0a4a
    This recipe is quick and easy and the fish turned out moist and flavorful. Because of what the previous reviewer said, I added a teaspoon of Vietnamese chili sauce to the marinade and that did the trick.
  5. forty2stars
    This is 3 of 5 stars because it's a great basic recipe. It's fairly bland and needs some kick - but it can go several ways. I'm sure a longer marinading time would help. That said, it sure disappeared off my family's table quickly. Served with snap peas and steamed white rice.


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