Prosciutto-Wrapped Tilapia with Blood Orange Salsa

by Shawnda on March 4, 2009

in Blood orange,Fruit,Lighter & Healthier,Seafood,Whole30

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


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey March 4, 2009 at 8:56 am

This look so simple and delicious! We eat a lot of tilapia and I’m always looking for new recipes. Maybe we’ll give this one a try tonight :)


2 Kerstin March 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

Looks delicious! I still haven’t gotten around to trying blood oranges, but I am definitely inspired to do so now.

Great blog!


3 Jessica March 4, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I love Tilapia! I will be marking this recipe to try in the very near future!


4 Jennifer March 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

WOW I love the idea of wrapping tilapia w. prosciutto!! Ive done it with chicken many times, why not fish?! great idea!! :D


5 Kim of Stirring the Pot March 4, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Just last weekend my husband said that we should start eating more fish. We both like tilapia and love, love, love prosciutto. Plus, I have about 4 blood oranges. Sounds good to me!! I also have some fresh peas and I think the fish would be good wrapped in proscuitto served with blanched fresh peas too.


6 colleen March 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I am always looking for more ways to make tilapia – I love these two options!


7 Laura March 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

This is completely unlike anything I’ve seen before – I’ll be sure to try it.

I just saw blood oranges at the store the other day but passed them by because I didn’t know what to do with them. This is perfect!


8 Kevin March 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Prosciutto wrapped tiliapia sounds really tasty!


9 melodyk99 March 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm

This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


10 dawn March 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

ha ha, we (meaning me) do a lot of his & her cooking in this house.


11 Carrie March 26, 2009 at 7:33 am

I ran across this recipe recently and made something similar for dinner last night. It was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!


12 Gabriele Schroder May 10, 2010 at 3:42 am

I came upon this first class recipe a little while ago, subsequently went yesterday to fetch the ingredients and then fixed it for evening meal, simply tasty.


13 Julie February 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This looks like such a delicious, fresh recipe! I love how you have all of your winter citrus recipes together!! I’ve got an abundance of lemons, limes and oranges, so this is a great source!!
Thank you :)


14 Gail H. July 16, 2012 at 4:08 am

I just said to my husband: we gotta start eating more fish! Look like I found a winner with this one!!


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