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Tasty Sesame Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Tasty Sesame Tilapia

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"This dish is a favorite with my family. The sesame flavor is enhanced with orange and ginger. Great served with rice and broccoli."

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Original recipe makes 6 fillets Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Stir the orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a 9x13 inch baking dish until combined. Add the tilapia fillets, turning once to evenly coat. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Remove the plastic wrap, and bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 9 to 11 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2009

Wow, this tasted even better than expected. I added toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions on top of the fish to serve. Also, I stirred in about 1 tbsp cornstarch to the marinade after I took the tilapia out of the oven (for 3 servings).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2009

I followed recipe exactly and the flavor wasn't as appealing to me. The sesame oil overpowered all other flavors. Will probably not make again.

Mar 06, 2009

The original version of this recipe is worthy of 4 stars, but by adding toasted sesame seeds and some Thai red chili paste it easily becomes a 5 star recipe.

Mar 19, 2009

Such an easy and flavorful recipe. I didn't have orange juice and substituted with apple juice. I also used fresh ginger (grated and squeezed the juices out)and it tasted awesome. I intend to make this many more times and try different types of fish. Thank you for a delicious and healthy recipe.

Feb 24, 2009

This is a great recipe! It was quick, easy, and delicious! It will be something that I make often.

Jun 15, 2009

I'm always looking for new fish recipes, and my husband and I both agree that this one is a keeper! Great for an Asian-themed meal; served it with Jasmine rice, sweet-cooked carrots, and steamed broccoli. I topped the fillets with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions as suggested by previous reviewers. I did use a good quality (brewed) low-sodium soy sauce, and we did NOT find the dish at all salty as mentioned by a previous reviewer.

Jul 02, 2010

I knew I was going to love this recipe and I was right. Anything with soy sauce and sesame oil gets my attention right away. I made the marinate first thing in the morning and had this for dinner. The tilapia soaked up all that wonderful flavor. Mmmm so good! (I did top off with some toasted sesame seeds)

Mar 18, 2009

Absolutely wonderful! I love how the fish came out so moist and light. I cooked the fish for only 9 minutes and I think if you cook it longer than that, your fish will come out a little over cooked. For those who thought the dish was too salty, I used low sodium soy sauce and my sauce turned out perfect. Very healthy dish that I will be cooking very, very often.


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 673 mg
  • 27%

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

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