Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sesame Orange Tilapia

I made this last night and it was so good. It is actually going to be the way I cook our Tilapia fillets from now on. I had been doing a very simple Olive oil, lemon, garlic mix that was good, but not great, and I wanted something that I actually enjoyed since fish isn't my favorite thing. Let me tell ya, this was easy and delicious. Scot took one bite and then his eyes went big (and I was nervous for just a split second because I didn't know it was was a good eyes-wide or a bad) and then he smiled and said "Wow, this is really good!" I think we were both a little skeptical. I served this with a nice green salad and left over quinoa salad and it was wonderful. It was light and tasty and best of all, even though it's fish and not technically vegan, it's heart healthy!

Sesame Orange Tilapia
Serves 4

  • 4 Tilapia (or any other white fish) fillets
  • 3 T Orange juice
  • 2 T low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/2 t garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 t ginger
  • sesame seeds
-- Mix OJ, soy sauce, sesame oil and spices together.
-- Place fillets in a shallow baking dish (lined with tin foil for easy clean up!) and pour sauce over them, turning to coat. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or so to let marinate.
-- Bake for 9-11 minutes @ 425 until flakes with fork.
-- Sprinkle on some sesame seeds and enjoy!


  1. I'm making this for tomorrow and I can't find your quinoa salad recipe. I'd like to make it as a side. Is it just the quinoa, corn, and black beans or is there more to it? There's something red in there also...

  2. it is the black bean corn salad with chopped red peppers in it (opt). enjoy! i'll try to link to the recipe from this blog post. :)

  3. I found it, thanks! :) It was REALLY good!