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Tilapia Veracruz - A Fish Dish With A Little Kick To It!

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Tilapia Veracruz

This dish is so refreshing, clean and light, but watch out! It does have a small kick to it. If you're not too keen on spice, simply cut back on the cayenne and hot sauce and you will still be able to enjoy the wonderful array of flavors this dish has to offer.

Talapia Veracruz

Ingredients for Fish
  • 4-6 oz. tilapia filets, red snapper or sea bass
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt, optional
Ingredients for Salsa
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted green olives, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Few dashes of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce
Time Saver Tip:

To cut down on cooking time substitute your favorite salsa for making it from scratch but be sure to add fresh cilantro for that fresh garden flavor.

  1. Preheat broiler. Rinse fish well and pat dry.
  2. Spray both sides of fish lightly with cooking spray then sprinkle with lime juice, cumin, pepper and salt.
  3. Place fish on pre-sprayed broiler pan then broil 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Most tilapia is quite thin and may need less time and often does not need to be turned over or it will fall apart. Use a slotted spatula when carefully turning if needed. Be careful not to overcook this delicate fish or it will become dry.)

  5. In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients for salsa, toss gently and chill.
  6. Serve fish over Spanish rice and black beans topped with salsa and fresh limes.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 1 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 278
Fat 7 g
Carbs 6 g
Protein 46 g

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