Sunshine Citrus Tilapia Roll-Ups

I jumped at the chance to sample Sunshine State of Mind, a new craft BBQ rub from GrillGirl.com. While I’m the last person you’ll find cooking at a grill, I always enjoy trying new spices and blends and finding creative ways to use them.

More about the spice blend after the recipe!

Sunshine Citrus Tilapia Roll-Ups

Makes 4 servings

4 5-oz tilapia fillets (or your favorite mild white fish)
1 tbsp butter, divided in 8 pieces
1 lemon
1 tsp Sunshine State of Mind All Purpose Craft BBQ Rub (or your favorite lemon pepper blend)
10 oz can mandarin oranges, drained or 4 fresh mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
Line a baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick baking spray. Preheat oven to 350.

Cut fish fillets in half up the center so you have two long strips for each fillet. Roll the strips and secure with toothpicks. Stand them on end on the baking sheet.

Place one piece of butter inside each roll-up. After all the fish is rolled up, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the 8 rolls. Sprinkle with Sunshine State of Mind All Purpose Craft BBQ Rub.

Bake 10 minutes or until fish is done. Serve with mandarin oranges on the side.

NOTE: Nutrition information below does not include seasoning. Consult the label on the seasoning you use to get that information.

Here’s more about Sunshine State of Mind All Purpose Craft BBQ Rub. This spice blend is terrific for more than just barbecue. So far we’ve tried it on chicken thighs (paired with my homemade pineapple barbecue sauce) and roasted vegetables besides the fish. I’m planning to put it on shrimp for tacos, too! It’s a delicious citrusy, spicy (but not too spicy) blend that gives a punch of flavor to your food.

(If I’m going to be a hand model I probably should get a better manicure.)

There is nutrition info on this label (not shown) but there’s also a Bible bonus. John 3:16 is right there on every label.

@GrillGirlRobyn is a fun follow on Instagram, with recipes, cooking tips, and creative ways to use this seasoning.


Recipe and photos copyright 2021 Barb Szyszkiewicz.
I received a free sample of Sunshine State of Mind, but no compensation of any kind, for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed here are my own (and my husband’s – he has enjoyed everything I’ve made so far with this spice).

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