Sweet & Spicy Tilapia + {Giveaway}

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A year or so ago my Dad decided he needed a camera upgrade.  He is really big into nature photography and is often out driving around looking for a moose or eagle to snap.  He showed up at my house one day with his “old” camera (by old I mean maybe a year old) and a couple lens’ and handed me his Nikon D5000 and said “it’s all yours”.  Since that day, my photography skills have changed immensely.  Don’t get me wrong, snapping pics with a point and shoot camera is not a bad thing and you can actually get fantastic pictures with one.  The advantage of having a DSLR is that you can shoot completely manual.  Which, if you know what you’re doing, can produce spectacular images.

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Now that you’ve entered to win that beautiful camera, how about a quick weeknight recipe?  It’s super tasty, super fresh and super quick.  That’s super!  Best of luck in the giveaway.

Sweet & Spicy Tilapia

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Sweet & Spicy Tilapia

A quick and zesty tilapia dish perfect for a weeknight meal.


  • 4 6oz Tilapia Loins
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon local honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray


  1. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange tilapia loins in a single layer and set aside. Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt, cumin, pepper and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Pour over tilapia and let rest 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Pour the marinade into a small bowl and set aside. Place baking dish with tilapia under the broiler and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until fish flakes and is done to your liking. Remove and drizzle the marinade over the fish and serve immediately.

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  2. Oh, I made this recipe this evening, along with spaghetti carbonara. The sauce for this fish was awesome! The only thing I had to change was because I had no oranges, but I had a lime. I thought orange with lime has a similar taste to grapefruit, so I used a whole grapefruit juice, and tried with lime but then it was too sour, so i just used the grapefruit instead of orange and lime. It was also delicious! I loved and we ate all the fish. Thanks for this great recipe! I will make it again but with orange next time, going ahead to the supermarket 🙂

  3. Not to be picky but I think the directions may need to be modified. For the fish to be marinaded while the broiler preheats and then to reserve for a drizzle after it’s been bathed in uncooked fish. I understand there’s the juice of oranges and limes which is acidic but some bacteria can still survive. I would probably just use half as marinade and half for the drizzle

    1. U r correct n its not being picky 🙂 I would never use contaminated raw marinades w cooked foods, but I did make it not using any left over marinades came out awesome! But the posted recipe needs some re wording or tweaking for food safety reasons

  4. Made this today and it rocked!! I’m not a fan of fish but I couldn’t get over the sweet and spicy combo and knew I had to try this. Thanks for posting it…Saving this recipe – check!

  5. Sooo delicious…I’ve been trying to find a recipe to make me like fish for months and this one did it…I hate most fish but looove this!

  6. I hope this doesn’t sound silly…but I’m just confused on something. You make and pour the marinade over the fish and let rest, Then you are supposed to drain the marinade, reserve it and use it on the fish after they are cooked….you don’t have to heat the marinade after its been soaking with the raw fish?

    1. I’m IN…..even my girlfriend (a 2-year old) upon asking, “how is it?” said, “DEEEEELISH”! Thanks, Farmgirlgourmet. You know what they say, if you can win the affection of a child, “your successful and IN”

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