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Tilapia with mango and avocado recipe

The mango hails from Asia, but is today grown in many other parts of the world where the climate is tropical or subtropical and you can choose among more than 1,000 different cultivars. In many Asian cultures the mango is very highly regarded and it is for instance common to use mango leaves as decorations during Hindu religious ceremonies and wedding celebrations. Mango is the official fruit of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines.   


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Mango sauce: 

  • 1 lime
  • 1 mango
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • Fresh cilantro(about 1/4 cup when chopped)
  • Minced fresh ginger root (about one 1 tablespoon when chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, salt, pepper and chili flakes in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Rinse the tilapia fillets and pat them dry.
  4. Place the fillets in the baking dish with the olive oil mixture and coat them well on both sides.
  5. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake until the fillets can be flaked easily with a fork. This will normally take around 10-12 minutes.
  6. While the fish is baking, prepare the mango sauce according to the instructions below.
  7. Place the tilapia fillets on serving plates and spoon over mango sauce. Serve immediately.

Mango sauce:

  • Zest and juice the lime and place zest and juice in a glass bowl. 
  • Peel, seed and slice the mango. 
  • Peel, pit and dice the avocado.  
  • Finely chop the red onion. 
  • Seed the japaneo pepper and chop it finely.
  • Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes. 
  • Chop the cilantro. 
  • Mince the ginger root.
  • Add all ingredients to the bowl where the lime juice and the zest is.
  • Combine all ingredients and add the salt.
  • Leave in room temperature until the tilapia fillets are ready.