Tilapia (Fish Yassa)

Tilapia (Fish Yassa)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.8
  • Total Fat: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 336.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 21.4 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1/4 cup peanut oil (or any cooking oil)
    two onions, cut up
    two tablespoons lemon juice
    one bay leaf
    two cloves minced garlic
    eight tablespoons vinegar (cider vinegar is good) (optional)
    two tablespoons Dijon mustard (optional)
    one or two tablespoons Maggi® sauce (or Maggi® cubes and water), or soy sauce (optional)
    chile pepper, cleaned and finely chopped (optional)
    cayenne pepper or red pepper, black pepper, salt (to taste)
    one large fish or several small fish: whole, filleted, or cut into serving-sized pieces


If using whole fish:
Cut several slits in the side of the fish to allow it to better marinate.
In a glass bowl or baking pan mix all ingredients (except the fish) to make a marinade. Place the fish in the marinade, covering both sides, and allow it to marinate an hour. Remove fish from the marinade, but save the marinade. Cook according to one of the following methods.
Cooking method 1: Cook fish over an outdoor grill (or broil fish in a hot oven) until done. If grilling: a hinged wire basket made for holding fish on the grill is very useful.
Cooking method 2: In a frypan, fry the fish on each side in hot oil until done.
While fish is cooking: Pour the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the marinade thickens into a sauce.
Place the fish over cooked Rice on a serving dish and cover with sauce.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAKHIMATHEW.

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