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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the tilapia is no longer translucent and flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 48.1g; carbohydrates 9g; fat 19g; cholesterol 82.2mg; sodium 186.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2009
SPICY HOT! but oh so tasty. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2011
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. Read More
(11)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2011
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2008
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 our 4-year-old daughter so that she didn't burn her mouth. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2009
SPICY HOT! but oh so tasty. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 1 stars
10/02/2007
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 far from good. Don't make this. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
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 Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2009
Cut seasonings by half and drown it in honey. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2007
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 otherwise it was really easy to put together for a quick meal. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2007
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 recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
11/04/2007
Not a fan Read More
(3)