Delicious Tilapia in Tangy Tamarind Sauce Recipe

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Delicious Tilapia in Tangy Tamarind Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 19, 2024

This recipe for Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce combines the delicate flavor of tilapia with the tangy and slightly sweet taste of tamarind sauce. It's a refreshing dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a restaurant-quality meal right in your own kitchen.


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together tamarind paste, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, water, salt, and pepper to make the tamarind sauce.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper, then add them to the skillet.
  4. Cook tilapia for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  5. Pour the tamarind sauce over the tilapia fillets and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice or vegetables.

Interesting Facts

  • Tamarind is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine, known for its tangy flavor.
  • Tilapia is a mild and versatile fish that pairs well with a variety of flavors.
  • This dish is quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner.