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Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

November 2, 2013

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This tilapia has a hint of sweet citrus combined with just enough spice to give it favor.  Makes for a quick meal since it only takes 15 minutes to cook.  Served here with Twice Baked Potatoes and Broccoli.

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

Pictures shown are half the recipe.  Picture above shows 2 tilapia fillets – I actually made 3 for a total weight of 12 oz.

cooking spray

Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray.

4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets

Arrange fish in a single layer.

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 3-4 oranges)

3 T. fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)

1 T. brown sugar

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Combine orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, salt, cumin. pepper, red pepper and garlic in a small bowl.

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Pour over fish.  Lift fish a bit so the marinade gets under it.  Let stand for 20 minutes, turning fish half way through to marinate both sides.

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Preheat broiler.

1/2 tsp. paprika

Sprinkle fish with paprika.

Broil fish for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily.  Be careful not to overcook, as this will make it dry.

Serve with marinade.

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WEIGHT WATCHERS:  6 PointsPlus per serving (lower if your fillets weigh less).

Recipe Source:  MyRecipes.com (found on Pinterest)

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

SWEET AND SPICY CITRUS TILAPIA

cooking spray

4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 3-4 oranges)

3 T. fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)

1 T. brown sugar

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 tsp. paprika

Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray.

Arrange fish in a single layer.

Combine orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, salt, cumin. pepper, red pepper and garlic in a small bowl.

Pour over fish.  Lift fish a bit so the marinade gets under it.  Let stand for 20 minutes, turning fish half way through to marinate both sides.

Preheat broiler.

Sprinkle fish with paprika.

Broil fish for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily.  Be careful not to overcook, as this will make it dry.

Serve with marinade.

WEIGHT WATCHERS:  6 PointsPlus per serving (lower if your fillets weigh less).

Recipe Source:  MyRecipes.com (found on Pinterest)

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