Recipe: this is how to prepare a tilapia a la marinera

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This recipe is ideal to start the weekend with a very healthy touch.

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A bit of the history of this dish

Tilapia is a fish that originated in Egypt. Experts on the subject say that it is one of the most consumed fish due to its flavor and price. Its largest producers are China and Egypt, however, it is important to highlight that in South America it has great importance in its gastronomy, finding endless proposals to conquer diners.

Its meat is white and is characterized because it does not have much fat. It is the ideal ingredient to prepare ceviche and it can be cooked on the grill or in a pan. When it comes time to bring it to the table, it is an excellent option, since its juices are the protagonists in preparations that blend with sauces.

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Gastronomy: Latin American .

A recipe to prepare in just 25 minutes

  • Preparation time: fifteen minutes.
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes.
  • Servings: 5.


  • 5 tilapia fillets
  • 1 purple big onion
  • Cilantro (to taste)
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 paprika
  • Salt to taste)
  • Spices (to taste)
  • Paprika (A pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Maroon (to taste)

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Seal the fish well seasoned with Salt, garlic and fine herbs in olive oil. Booking.

Now, prepare a sauce with bighead onion, tomato, grated paprika, salt, garlic, spices, paprika, cimarrón and chopped cilantro.

Add the milk cream and the fish and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remember to do this process with the pot or pan covered.

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