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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

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Yes, another tilapia recipe. Can you tell we like to stock up on frozen tilapia? I love to have tilapia on hand in the freezer because it makes for a quick, healthy dinner on nights when a more elaborate dinner just isn't possible. In fact, the day I made this, I hadn't even planned it ahead of time. In the spare five minutes I had before rushing out the door for work, I checked my "seafood" folder in my google reader to find this recipe, transferred some tilapia from the freezer to the refrigerator, and breathed a sigh of relief knowing I could come home to a thirty minute meal (essential when we work late and return home starving!).

This was great. I love when a recipe takes simple ingredients and transforms them into a dish this tasty! While this tilapia marinated and then cooked, I threw some zucchini pancakes together on the side to make a light meal before we ran out the door to our next activity.

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Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia
as seen on A Blog About Food, originally from Cooking Light
*I halved the below recipe for the 2 of us

-4 tilapia fillets
-cooking spray
-1/2 cup fresh orange juice (1 orange)
-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
-1 tbsp brown sugar
-1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
-2 tsp soy sauce
-1/2 tsp ground cumin
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/4 tsp ground red pepper
-2 garlic cloves, crushed
-1/2 tsp paprika

1. Arrange fish in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, mix orange juice and below ingredients (through garlic). Pour over fish and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Preheat broiler.
3. Sprinkle fish with paprika and broil for 15 minutes. Drizzle sauce pooled in bottom of pan over fish before serving.

This is linked to Eat at Home.