Baked Tilapia in Orange Sauce is a simple homemade seafood dinner that is ready in under an hour. Tender, flaky tilapia baked with a fresh orange sauce combining aromatics and flavorful ingredients that finish the mild white fish beautifully.
Our Asian Orange Sauce is simple to make and can be enjoyed over a variety of meals like our crockpot meatballs, our orange chicken dinner over rice, and of course this delicious Tilapia. We enjoyed this fish dinner with Trader Joe’s basmati rice blend, a green kale salad and some artisan rosemary bread from a local bakery.
How long does Tilapia take to bake?
Two 1 pound filets of Tilapia will take about 20 minutes to bake at 350 degrees F. The time and temperature can vary slightly, but this is a good guide to go with. Over baking fish will result in dry meat, so it’s best to bake at a lower temperature and check for doneness.
Fish is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F and the meat is flaky.
Do you flip Tilapia when baking?
No, you do not need to flip Tilapia when baking. This fish will cook evenly in a glass baking dish or on a baking sheet uncovered.
Is Orange Sauce good on Fish?
We enjoyed this baked Tilapia with our Homemade Asian Orange Sauce. This sauce has a delicious umami flavor and it’s full of ginger and garlic, made with fresh orange juice, and powerful Asian ingredients for a wonderfully satisfying sauce.
The best thing about making your own sauces and condiments is you can adjust the recipe to suit yourself. The heat level, balance of citrus, and stronger ingredients like ginger and garlic can all be customized to your preferences.
Is Homemade Orange Sauce sweet?
This sauce is not very sweet compared to many of the bottled orange sauces. For this dish to be at its best you really need to make your own orange sauce. It’s really easy and you can adjust the flavors to suit yourself!
A very sweet sauce will not compliment this fish dinner; as well as this rich umami Asian orange sauce full of garlic and ginger with a bit of zing!
What can I serve with Tilapia in Orange Sauce?
Fish dinners are fantastic meals to serve with a variety of sides that are easy to prepare. We are sharing some of our favorite sides for you to try with this seafood dinner.
- Black Rice and Quinoa Salad
- This Zesty Quinoa Salad
- Roasted Asparagus and other seasonal veggies
- Zucchini fries
- Stuffed tomatoes
- Fresh green salads
- Parmesan roasted brussel sprouts
- Veggie stuffed zucchini boats
How can I prepare Baked Tilapia?
We love this tender white fish with a homemade orange sauce, but there are so many ways to enjoy this fish. Here are some of our favorites
- Baked blackened tilapia
- Garlic butter baked tilapia
- Lemon garlic baked tilapia
- Baked cajun tilapia
- Tilapia filets with capers and lemon butter sauce
Baked Tilapia in Asian Orange sauce
You may want to double the sauce recipe if you like it a lot and want some on the side. One batch made just enough for the two large Tilapia fillets shown. We didn’t need any extra but if you want more the sauce is easily doubled.
For a wonderfully healthy, side dish add Brown Rice Quinoa Blend to your meal. It’s a great choice for this easy, healthy meal!
Baked Tilapia in homemade Asian Orange sauce is so easy! Make a tasty, quick and healthy dinner ready in under an hour! High-Protein, Low-Fat, Low-Carb, Low-Sodium, Low-Sugar, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free!
- 2 1 lb. fillets fresh Tilapia
- (Homemade Asian Orange Sauce)
- 1/2 Cup orange juice
- 1/2 tsp. ginger, minced
- 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Put all orange sauce ingredients into a non stick frying pan and boil for a few minutes.
- Whisk until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Mix the cornstarch and water together and pour half of it into the boiling sauce, whisking until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency
- Use the remaining cornstarch as necessary.
- Place the fillets in a shallow 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Pour the orange sauce over the fillets and thoroughly coat them
- Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes apart.
Amount Per Serving Calories 471Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 172mgSodium 465mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 80g
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