Orange-Chile Tilapia

Orange-Chile Tilapia

RobynnE 0

"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."


25 m servings 396 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 48.1 g
  • 96%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 18 Ratings


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 ou...

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.

SPICY HOT! but oh so tasty.

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

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, f...

Cut seasonings by half and drown it in honey.

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 recip...

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 oth...

After reading the other reviews about the degree of spice I tweeked it. The trick is to cut everything back to 1tsp. I think the originator maybe had a typo. Instead of baking it, I grilled it o...