Citrus Tilapia Recipe -
Citrus Tilapia Recipe
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Citrus Tilapia

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"An orange and lemon sauce is drizzled over golden fillets of tilapia in this quick and easy recipe."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over low heat. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, and dredge in flour.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. When wisps of smoke start to rise from the pan, add fish. Cook until well browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn fish, and continue cooking until golden brown and cooked though, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer fish to plates or a platter.
  3. Pour orange and lemon juices into the skillet. Boil until reduced by about half, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle sauce over each fillet, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 27, 2011

Nice and simple dish. I agree it tastes like OJ over fish, but it was fine. I had to keep adding olive oil and a little butter, but also used 1.5# of tilapia and doubled the OJ sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2006

This was just ok. It tasted like I poured orange juice over fish.


25 Ratings

May 31, 2006

Delicious Tilapia. The butter made a nice brown crust. I boiled down my orange sauce longer than 3 minutes. Boil it for about 5 minutes, making sure you stir the fish drippings by scraping the pan, that way the orange juice takes on a professional savory flavor. It came out great and thanks for the recipe. !

Apr 18, 2006

Easy to prepare and very tasty... I would recommend doubling the amount of OJ and lemon juice for more sauce!

Nov 18, 2010

Very nice tilapia recipe. Added seasonings to the flour and dusted fish. The 1/4C flour was just right for one pound of fish. Added about 1T of honey to the reduced sauce for a little sweetness. Great flavor.

Apr 09, 2006

I was very satisfied with this dish - definitely tasty, especially for how quick and easy it was!

Mar 16, 2006

The sauce was very good, sweet and tangy. I have made it with chicken and it goes great!

Mar 09, 2006

Great flavor. So very easy. The sauce was delicious, Double it if you like more. Add a touch of sugar if your oranges aren't to sweet. Really liked by all!


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

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

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