Five-Spice Tilapia with Citrus Ponzu Sauce

  • nansmi Posted: 05/07/09
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    Both my husband and I really enjoyed this recipe because of its spiceness. Tilapia is a rather bland fish, so anything to spice it up is good. It's such a low-calorie fish, so I've been trying to eat it a little more often. Added a bit more red pepper, but other than that followed the recipe. Served with a tossed green salad, corn on the cob and garlic bread. Will be adding this to my regular weekly meal rotation. Fast and easy.

  • Actstwo Posted: 08/20/09
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    Enjoyed this recipe. I thought the five spice powder might possibly overpower the tilapia but the recipe amounts were right on. A keeper.

  • roxygirl78 Posted: 03/29/09
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    this is my go-to meal, I always have the ingredients on hand and serve with steamed broccoli and pilaf. It soaks up the extra sauce and you can't beat it!

  • mtheard Posted: 11/02/10
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    Great and fast recipe that has a wonderful flavor. Recipe to try if you are wanting a change in your everyday menu.

  • monicaswave Posted: 06/24/09
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    This recepie is so delicious!!! I am a beginner cook so I really appreciated how fast and simple this dish was to make. The sauce gave the fish really good flavor and the spices on the fish complimented the fish very well. My husband and I loved it!!! Will definetly do it again! Thanks!!!

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 03/10/11
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    This was good, I'd have to say the sauce is what made the dish, it was lick the plate good. I used 4 3oz Tilapia fillets for two of us but kept the seasoning and sauce amount the same. I served with roasted aspargus which went well with the sauce also.

  • krzydiamn Posted: 04/14/10
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    This was horrible! The ponzu sauce is tasty, but the five spice on the fish was horrible. I took a couple of bites and then threw it in the trash. Now I have a jar of five spice that will never be used again.

  • Dennis47 Posted: 10/04/10
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    Spices are perfect for Tilapia, a very mild fish. Great, easy dinner for everyday or special occasions for fish lovers. We made a little more sauce than the recipe calls for. Went well with couscous.

  • XanaMex Posted: 03/08/11
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    Changed a lot of things: grapefruit for orange juice and fresh ginger for spiced, and added the sauce to the pan while the fish finished cooking. Wonderful!

  • NRcook Posted: 11/13/11
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    We have made this many times. Use fresh ginger - this sauce is much better than any ponzu you could buy. I have found that I need to double CL sauces. The Chinese Five spice gives this bland fish great flavor - but if you're not sure of the taste - go a little light the first time you make it. Good with a Resiling or Sauv Blanc.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 02/04/12
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    Really enjoyed this with sushi rice, edamame, and a salad of daikon, carrot, and cucumber with ginger-sesame dressing. I made 1/2 the fish (only two people) but all the seasoning mixture and all the sauce.

  • nwilker Posted: 05/23/13
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    This is a super easy and super tasty recipe! I kept everything the same except the spices on the fish, i just eye balled it!

  • megrw82 Posted: 04/28/13
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    Really yummy! It was also really quick and easy to throw together.

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