Spicy Tilapia with Lime
This recipe is from Good and Cheap.
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If you can find a good deal on Tilapia, or any white fish fillets, please, please try this. Unfortunately fish tends to be expensive in NYC so this one comes out a little pricier than most recipes. But it can still fit into most budgets occasionally. It’s so delicious and crazy fast. If you’re not a big fish lover this is a great place to start! White fish has a very mild flavor and the treatment here is inspired by a Louisiana blackened catfish, if not quite so powerfully spiced! The spice and quick broiling creates fish with a slightly crispy crust and a flaky, moist interior. It’s pictured here with some leftover brown rice I quickly fried with leftover broccoli and carrots. It was ready by the time the fish was out of the oven.
- 2 fillets tilapia or other white fish
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 lime juiced
- Turn your oven's broiler to high.
- Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Sprinkle them over both sides of the fish and massage gently with your fingers to cover thoroughly in the spices.
- Lay the fish on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.
- Broil for 4 to 7 minutes. The fish will cook very quickly, so after 4 minutes, check to see if they are done by gently inserting a butter knife into the thickest part. If it goes through easily and the fish flakes apart, you're done. If the knife meets resistance and the fish stays together, put the fillets back under the broiler for another few minutes. Once you've done this once or twice, you'll be able to tell when your fish is done at a glance.
- When the fish is done, squeeze lime juice all over it. Serve with rice or a favorite side dish like spicy green beans
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I love it. Is delicious. 😀
I am going to try this. Looks good
Thank you for this recipe!
It was fantastic! I did not broil it but pan fried it and it was so tasty 🙂
I made this recipe last night exactly as given here, except for using fresh garlic. It was done with 3 fillets of tilapia and it came out completely over-salted and almost inedibly hot and over spiced. When I scraped the coating off, It was still too much, but at least it could be eaten.
Little late to the game but this is fav recipe for fish. I’ve tried at least 20.
What a flavorful, fast and easy way to prepare tilapia! Tasted great! Thank you for the recipe! I will be making this often.
Had this tonight with tilapia and mango jasmine rice. It was delicious!!! Thank you! I’ll be making it again, next time for guests!!!