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I happened to use catfish with this recipe since it’s what I had on hand caught by my dad and brother. This is a super easy recipe to toss together for a weeknight meal. We added more seasoning to it to make it a little more on the spicy side, but overall I liked the citrus flavor in it as well.

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

(Adapted from MyRecipes)


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4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets

Cooking spray

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 teaspoon paprika


Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.


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Preheat broiler.


Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.


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Drizzle sauce over fish.

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