Tequila Marinated Tilapia

    4 hours 30 minutes

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

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    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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    Really tasty!! My favorite tilapia recipe so far!! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so made some modifications trying to keep with the spirit of the recipe (dried herbs instead of fresh, onion instead of shallot). I also value speed when preparing meals so instead of marinating, I just poured the marinade on top of the fillets, dumped some diced vegetables on top of them, and put them all in the oven together. A full, well-balanced, tasty dinner was on the table within 20 minutes of arriving home. Can't beat that.  -  27 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I rated this recipe three stars as written....I was not real impressed. The second time I made it (not realizing I already tried this one), I put the fish in a 9X13 baking dish and scooped the marinade over the fish. I allowed this to sit for approx. 1 1/2 hours until baking it. I put sliced zucchini over the top, added some additional sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Then covered with foil and baked at 450 for approx. 23 min. or until zucchini was crisp tender. This was awesome!!! The whole family devoured it, including my picky 2 year old who even scraped her plate for the first time ever!!!  -  15 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    THE BEST TILAPIA RECIPE EVER! I made one teeny tiny change: OMIT the sugar. Put everything into a food processor and blend. What an AWESOME flavor. Thanks for sharing.  -  10 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)