This recipe combines the citrus juices of orange and limes, with the lively flavours of cumin and paprika. I love that citrus fruit can deeply flavour a meal, naturally. This dish is peppery, zesty, tangy… You name it. It’s also a rather easy recipe, since it consists of just adding a bunch of ingredients to a bowl, marinating, and ready to cook.
This incredibly flavourful marinade/sauce can be used for pretty much any type of fish or chicken dish. It also make a great drizzle over rice or quinoa.
- 3 5oz tilapia fillets, cut lengthwise in half
- 1/2 cup pure orange juice
- juice from 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Rinse tilapia with cold water, and pat dry with paper towel. Set aside.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well mixed.
- Place tilapia in a large container, and add the mixture. Make sure to evenly coat the tilapia.
- Store in the fridge to marinate fish for half hour to one hour.
- Heat large pan on medium high heat. Place tilapia in pan, and sear for about 4 minutes on each side.
- When done, remove tilapia and set aside.
- Add the rest of the marinade to the pan and bring to a boil. This will allow the marinade to reduce and gain a thicker consistency.
- Pour over tilapia and serve.
For extra sauce, just double the marinade ingredients and use half to marinate the fish. Add the other half of the marinade to the pan, once the fish is done cooking, and follow the same above steps.