This marinade can be used on any sort of white fish that needs an extra punch. It has a variety of flavors that blend very well for a wonderful fish dish. Serve with fresh veggies and a rice dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the shallots, garlic, oregano, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, tequila, salt, and pepper in a gallon-sized sealable bag; shake to combine. Add the tilapia to the mixture and store in the refrigerator 2 to 4 hours, turning every 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and prepare the surface with cooking spray.

  • Arrange the fish on the prepared baking sheet. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

243.9 calories; 24.1 g protein; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 41.1 mg cholesterol; 635.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Really tasty!! My favorite tilapia recipe so far!! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so made some modifications trying to keep with the spirit of the recipe (dried herbs instead of fresh onion instead of shallot). I also value speed when preparing meals so instead of marinating I just poured the marinade on top of the fillets dumped some diced vegetables on top of them and put them all in the oven together. A full well-balanced tasty dinner was on the table within 20 minutes of arriving home. Can't beat that. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2008
I did have to make a few changes due to what I had on hand - like: No shallots - just used onion. Out of red wine vinegar so just used 1 tbs white vinegar and 1 tbs red wine. Added an extra splash of lime juice. I thought cilantro would make a better addition over oregano. Cut the tequila to 1 tbs. Even with the extra splash of lime I was hoping for a more limey flavor. (Also sprinkled a bit of cayenne over my portion.) Don't get me wrong it was good - but could be made a lot better... Read More
(24)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Really tasty!! My favorite tilapia recipe so far!! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so made some modifications trying to keep with the spirit of the recipe (dried herbs instead of fresh onion instead of shallot). I also value speed when preparing meals so instead of marinating I just poured the marinade on top of the fillets dumped some diced vegetables on top of them and put them all in the oven together. A full well-balanced tasty dinner was on the table within 20 minutes of arriving home. Can't beat that. Read More
(79)
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2011
I rated this recipe three stars as written....I was not real impressed. The second time I made it (not realizing I already tried this one), I put the fish in a 9X13 baking dish and scooped the marinade over the fish. I allowed this to sit for approx. 1 1/2 hours until baking it. I put sliced zucchini over the top, added some additional sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Then covered with foil and baked at 450 for approx. 23 min. or until zucchini was crisp tender. This was awesome!!! The whole family devoured it, including my picky 2 year old who even scraped her plate for the first time ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
THE BEST TILAPIA RECIPE EVER! I made one teeny tiny change: OMIT the sugar. Put everything into a food processor and blend. What an AWESOME flavor. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2008
I did have to make a few changes due to what I had on hand - like: No shallots - just used onion. Out of red wine vinegar so just used 1 tbs white vinegar and 1 tbs red wine. Added an extra splash of lime juice. I thought cilantro would make a better addition over oregano. Cut the tequila to 1 tbs. Even with the extra splash of lime I was hoping for a more limey flavor. (Also sprinkled a bit of cayenne over my portion.) Don't get me wrong it was good - but could be made a lot better... Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
I made this for my husband, and he never forgot it! He loves the taste of this marinade. The only changes I make to the recipe are using 2 teaspoons dried oregano (instead of 2 tablespoons fresh), using extra garlic, and omitting the tequila. I also do not throw out the extra marinade - rather I cover the fish with it in the baking pan while baking. I even serve the fish with the extra pieces of marinade on top. It looks nice and tastes wonderful. This also smells so delicious while baking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
Didn't have shallots so I used 1 TB dried onion. I also cut the sugar in half as suggested by other reviewers but next time I will add the full 2 TB as I don't think it was too sweet at all. I didn't marinade the fish- just put frozen fillets in a foil lined pan and poured the marinade over them. Cooked them at 425 for about 18 minutes. This ones a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Don't wait for summer for this one. No need to make any changes. The ingredients of the marinade combine to give a refreshing and unique flavor. I fixed this for my family along with the Alfredo Potatoes and it was a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
This is a great simple marinade good for when your side dish is a little work and you need something nice but which you don't have to worry about. I used Captain instead of tequila which I didn't have - I think any brown liquor would do. Also I used one small onion instead of the two shallots. I served it with fennel risotto and cooked arichokes and it was great! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
"Best Fish Ever"...from every person that I made it for.:) Thanks! Read More
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