Tequila Marinated Tilapia

Tequila Marinated Tilapia

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This basic marinade can be used to give extra punch to any kind of white fish. Serve with fresh veggies and a rice dish.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 eschalots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tilapia or other whitefish fillets

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

  1. Combine the eschalots, garlic, oregano, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, tequila, salt and pepper in a resealable bag; shake to combine. Add the tilapia to the mixture and store in the refrigerator 2 to 4 hours, turning every 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and prepare the surface with cooking spray.
  3. Arrange the fish on the prepared baking tray. Discard remaining marinade.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.

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