Golden Tilapia recipe

Golden Tilapia with Sheetpan Roasted Vegetables

This dinner for two

The brown sauce has a strong and wonderful flavor that enhances both the fish and the simply prepared vegetables. It was adapted from the recipe on the Food Network website. For a complete meal, serve it alongside Jasmine Rice Pilaf.


1/3 tsp peppercorns
2 tsp sugar
3 Tbl soy sauce
2 Tbl white rum
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
1 Tbl lemon juice
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
1lb tilapia fillets
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbl peanut oil
1.5 cups julienned mixed vegetables: carrots, zucchini, peppers, asparagus


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a dry skillet, toast the peppercorn over medium heat until puffs of smoke begin to appear, about 1 minute.
  3. Transfer to a mortar and crush roughly.
  4. In a small saucepan, simmer sugar, soy sauce, rum, lemon zest, and lemon juice over medium heat.
  5. Add the peppercorn/clove mixture, ginger and garlic powder, and reduce by half.
  6. Remove from heat, strain and let cool.
  7. Place the fillets in the cooled marinade and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  8. Heat a skillet on medium high heat.
  9. Remove the fish from the marinade. Season the fillet with salt and pepper.
  10. Place the marinade in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and remove from the heat.
  11. Add oil to the skillet, and sauté fillets for 2 minutes on each side.
  12. Spread the julienned vegetables on a baking pan.
  13. Place fillets on the vegetables and finish in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until done.
  14. Brush marinade on finished fish.
  15. Serve with vegetables.

This Golden Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables recipe serves 2.
Approximately 272 calories per serving.

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