Prosciutto-Wrapped Tilapia with Blood Orange Salsa

by Shawnda on March 4, 2009

in Blood orange,Fruit,Lighter & Healthier,Seafood

Prosciutto-Wrapped Tilapia is one of the most convenient dinners in our rotation. It’s one of our favorite ways to eat fish. It’s perfect for any weeknight because with just a few minutes of prep time and less than 10 minutes in the oven, dinner is on the table.

In the time it takes to cook the tilapia (or halibut, whatever you have on hand), you can whip up a quick sauce (our favorites are a classic beurre blanc or a fruit salsa) and a chopped salad to round out the meal. And bonus, it’s a really inexpensive meal – 2 fish filets, 2-4 slices of prosciutto, and a simple side chopped salad.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Tiliapia with Blood Orange Salsa

Tilapia is wrapped with prosciutto and topped with a blood orange and avocado salsa.


  • For the fish:
  • 4 filets of tilapia
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • For the salsa:
  • 1 blood orange
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 small avocado, sliced and chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat the broiler. Place a rack inside a baking sheet and lightly oil the grates.
  2. Season each filet with salt and pepper. Wrap each tilapia filet with 1-2 slices of prosciutto and place on the rack.
  3. Brush the prosciutto with 2 Tbsp olive oil and broil for 6-8 minutes, until the center of the fish is cooked through and the prosciutto has crisped.
  4. Take the zest of one blood orange and place it in a bowl.
  5. Set a strainer over the bowl and peel and segment the orange. Squeeze the juice from the leftover membranes into the bowl.
  6. Cut the segments into chunks and add to the bowl.
  7. Add the red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and avocado, and lightly toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top the fish with the salsa and serve.


Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 20 minutes

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