Recipe: Citrus Baked Tilapia



I didn’t really have any sort of plan for dinner tonight.

I had some tilapia frozen in the freezer, some over-ripe lemons on the counter that were getting kind of squishy, some oranges we got from a Farmer’s Market about two weeks ago, and more spices than you can shake a stick at.

I grabbed the aforementioned ingredients and went about trying to create a new recipe.

Ingredients:
1lb Tilapia Fillets
1 Tbsp. Lemon Zest
1/4 C. Lemon Juice (Preferably Fresh)
1/4 C. Orange Juice (Preferably Fresh)
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Preparation:

1) Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

2) In a baking dish, mix together the lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, chili powder, sea salt, and black pepper.

3) Place tilapia fillets in the baking dish and turn them over, coating both sides with the liquid.

4) Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the fillets flake easily with a fork.

5) Serve.

These turned out very good. Amanda said they taste like Orange Chicken from a Chinese restaurant.

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