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Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia


Tilapia is marinated in a sweet, spicy citrus based sauce and broiled or grilled. Yummy and healthy!

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  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


Servings 4
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 15mins
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Step 1

Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.

Preheat broiler.

Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle sauce over fish.


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