Baked Tilapia with Mango Salsa

    22 min

    A simple, yet delicious fish dish. Tilapia is baked, then served with a rich and fruity mango salsa. Serve over freshly cooked rice or with a salad. The perfect meal for any day of the week.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tilapia fish fillets
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest
    • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • crushed chillies to taste
    • Salsa
    • 1 mango, peeled, seeded and diced
    • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 3 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 1 lime, zested and juiced
    • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, seeded and finely chopped or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a shallow baking dish, combine the olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, salt, pepper and crushed chillies.
    3. Rinse the fish fillets and pat them dry. Place them into the baking dish and turn to coat with the seasonings.
    4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until fish can be flaked with a fork.
    5. While the fish cooks, combine the mango, onion, avocado, tomatoes, lime zest and juice, chilli, ginger, coriander and sea salt in a glass bowl. Stir to blend and set aside at room temperature until fish has finished cooking.
    6. Place fish fillets on a plate and spoon the salsa over them to serve.

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    this was exceptional! I added pineapple to the mango salsa mix and used powdered ginger that I had laying around. I also just used half a can of diced tomatoes rather than cutting up roma tomatoes. The presentation was virtually identical to the picture but I laid down a bed of fluffy instant rice, then a layer of mango salsa, then th e tilapia, then a topping of mango salsa with avocados and steamed broccoli rounding up the corners. A mango margarita makes a perfect accompaniment. It was fantastic!  -  26 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe. I only gave it 4 stars because I think the fish is better if it marinades for at least an hour and I also like to give it an additional spritz of fresh orange right before serving. The salsa is wonderful and would be good on anything. I purchased frozen mango chunks when I made this recipe the second time, it saved me a lot of time. When I have leftover salsa I like to add a can of drained and rinsed black beans and take that as my lunch. Overall excellent recipe, I will definitely make this one again and again!  -  26 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful dish! my kids loved it and they usually won't eat fish. i added a little bit of honey to the salsa. a little bit of sweet to off-set the heat from the pepper. Definately will do this one again!  -  08 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)