Fish Fillets With Cara Cara Orange

Fish Fillets With Cara Cara Orange

A marinade made with Cara Cara orange and honey, and a baked spicy orange topping add a load of flavor to an everyday fish dinner. Use a white fish such as tilapia, halibut, or cod for best results. Add a salad and it's the perfect dinner for weekday - or even company.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood


  • 1 1/2 pounds white fish fillets


  • 1 1/2 cups Cara Cara orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cara Cara orange zest


  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Cara Cara orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cara Cara orange zest
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil minced



  • Add 1 1/2 cups orange juice, oil, honey, pepper, salt, and orange zest to a large baking dish, or you can also use a resealable plastic bag.
  • Add the fish to the marinade, and refrigerate, covered (or sealed in the bag) for 3 to 8 hours.


  • Preheat oven to 400°F , and prepare a 13" x 9" glass baking dish with a drizzle of oil on the bottom.
  • Measure the butter, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons orange juice and zest, garlic and basil into a bowl. Blend together thoroughly.
  • Remove the fish from the marinade. If any marinade is left over, you can pour a little over the fillets. Discard the rest.
  • Arrange the fish in the baking dish in a single layer.
  • Spread the butter and breadcrumb mixture over the fish evenly so that all the fish is covered.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The fish should flake easily with a fork.
Keyword Cara Cara oranges
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