Tuesday June 25th 2019

Achiote Tilapia

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Rating: 3.2/5 (5 votes cast)

Recipe: Achiote Tilapia

Summary: This Tilapia recipe is great by itself or use it as filling for fish tacos.


  • 1 ounce red achiote paste
  • 2 teaspoons salad oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider (may sub apple juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (may sub Jugo Seasoning if you have it)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb thin tilapia fillet


  1. Mix achiote paste together all ingredients down to the salt/pepper.
  2. Place fish in a shallow baking dish and pour achiote marinade over top.
  3. Cover dish and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Remove fish from marinade (discard marinade) and place fish on cookie sheet; let stand at room temp for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn oven broiler to high and let heat up for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Place fish under the broiler until cooked (it will flake easily and be opaque in color), approx 5-7 minutes depending upon the heat of oven and the thickness of the fish.
  7. Serve fillets atop saffron rice or serve in corn torillas for excellent fish tacos.

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Photo and recipe By: JanuaryBride

Culinary tradition: Mexican

Achiote Tilapia, 3.2 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
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