Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce

Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce

Brittney Tun 26

"This simple dish stands out from the ordinary because of the subtle tartness of the tamarind and the heat of the pepper."
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40 m servings 184 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 23.6 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Rinse tilapia fillets and dry with paper towels. Dissolve tamarind paste in hot water in a bowl; stir ginger, garlic, salt, black pepper, coriander, turmeric, and cumin into tamarind mixture to make a paste. Rub paste over fish and let stand 15 minutes to absorb flavors (or longer in refrigerator if desired).
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook fish with tamarind paste in the hot oil until the flesh is opaque and flaky, about 4 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side. Drizzle with lemon juice.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This dish can also be broiled. To broil, place the fish and all the marinade in a greased broiler pan about 7 inches away from the broiler source. Cook until the fish is tender and flaky, about 5 min on each side.



I don't like to give a bad review but this was not good. I followed the recipe exactly and the tilapia had a weird, bitter taste. My husband finished his portion. I've used all the spices and ...