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Hot Orange Tilapia Recipe

This tilapia dish is really spicy and it is therefore a good idea to serve it with something cooling, such as mild tzatziki or some other type of fresh yoghurt sauce.


  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rub both sides of the tilapia fillets with olive oil and place in a baking dish.
  3. Combine chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in small bowl or jar and sprinkle the mixture over both sides of the fillets.
  4. Sprinkle orange zest on top and bake the fish in the preheated oven until the tilapia fillets can be easily flaked with a fork. (This will normally take around 15 minutes.)