Orange Tilapia Sriracha

So I saw this dish on the menu at a restaurant in KC.  I immediately knew I needed to give this one a try.  I didn’t measure the ingredients when I whipped it up the other night, but the estimates listed below are pretty close.

Orange Tilapia Sriracha

Servings 2-3 (depends on your appetite)

1.5 # Tilapia


1/2 cup Orange Juice

1/4 cup Soy Sauce

splash of sesame oil

1-2 T grated ginger

1/2-1 T sriracha (how hot do you like it??)

1 T crushed garlic

2 T lime juice

Mix together all ingredients for the marinade and let stand at room temperature for at least an hour for the flavors to marry (seems quick for such a commitment, huh?).  Add fish to the marinade and let sit for 15-30 minutes (depends on how much flavor you want to incorporate into the fish).

Preheat a frying pan (non-stick if possible) to med-med/high.  Add just a dash of oil.  Brown the fish on both sides (about 2 min/side).  Add the marinade to the pan.  Turn heat to low-med/low.  Reduce the sauce in the pan for about 5 minutes or until you feel it has thickened enough to really enjoy.  Take the fish out if you plan on cooking the sauce for more than 5 minutes.  Serve the fish over a bed of rice.  Drizzle the sauce over the top.

Serve with a side salad, or a side of edamame and a nice dry white or pinot noir.  Enjoy!

Additions to recipe.  You can add some steamed veggies (like broccoli, sweet peas, carmelized onions, etc) to the dish for an even healthier and more delicious dish!

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