Citrus Tilapia

This is actually my first time having this particular fish. I keep seeing it around and a friend of ours raves about it. I tend to go savoury when making fish dishes but all those reality cooking shows keep pairing citrus with it. Well, obviously I must be missing something so I thought I would give it a go and it worked out really tasty. Again, I should be eating more fish so this was another foray into that eat more fish thing.

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp finely shredded orange zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 1 tbl green onion, chopped
  • ground pepper
  1. Arrange the fillets in a baking dish and set aside.
  2. Mix the juices together and pour them over the fish.
  3. Combine the garlic, green onion and zest together. Sprinkle the mixture on the fish. Top with ground pepper.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes. The fish should flake apart easily with a fork when done.

Makes four servings. Each serving contains (based on a 3 ounce fillet) 92 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and .1 grams of fibre. It’s amazing how low calorie and low fat fish can be. With and entrée like that I was able to go nuts with my side dishes, a big pile of my beloved herbed wild rice, a bunch of glazed carrots, and some orange wedges for garnish. Tasty!

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