Orange-Chile Tilapia Recipe -
Orange-Chile Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Orange-Chile Tilapia

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"Tilapia fillets are rubbed with a hot spice mix, sprinkled with orange zest, and baked. I serve these with chili garlic sauce as a dip."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the tilapia fillets in a glass baking dish and rub on all sides with the olive oil. Stir together chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin in a small bowl. Sprinkle the tilapia on both sides with the spice mixture, then sprinkle orange zest over top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until the tilapia is no longer translucent and flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2009

SPICY HOT! but oh so tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2008

This recipe was way, WAY too spicy for us and we're native Texans who like things hot and spicy. When we started eating and realized how hot this recipe was, we had to cook something else for our 4-year-old daughter so that she didn't burn her mouth.

Sep 09, 2011

If you make this as instructed be prepared for an inferno in your mouth. I think the flavours are too complex for such a mild fish.

Mar 10, 2011

This is the first time I tried tilapia. Had it with ranch flavored mashed cauliflower and a green salad. It was great. Will use this one again

Oct 01, 2007

This was just not good. The chili and cayenne were totally overwhelming, and there was definitely something missing. Squeezing orange juice over the cooked fish made it edible, but far, far, far from good. Don't make this.

Jun 22, 2009

Cut seasonings by half and drown it in honey.

Sep 30, 2007

I used this recipe for fish tacos. It was good, maybe a little greasy. I used 24 ounces of fish instead of the 16 called for. I also cut back on the cayenne by half. All and all its a good recipe.

Sep 28, 2007

Sorry, but this didn't work at all for me. I couldn't bring myself to use 1T. cayenne pepper--only used 1tea. & still wasn't happy with the taste results. Maybe I did something wrong---but otherwise, it was really easy to put together for a quick meal.


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  • Calories
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 48.1 g
  • 96%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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