Monday, February 18, 2013

Mexican infused Tilapia

  • I grew up in baja California only minutes away from the mexican border. In the valley, almost everyone you meet is bilingual in english and spanish. It was awesome and made for alot of yummy mexican restaurants. One of our family's favorite places to eat was actually in Mexicali and it was a seafood place, called "Los Arcos". I have a lot of fond memories of our family celebrating there and eating lots of yummy seafood. This Tilapia meal reminds me alot of eating at "los arcos", and is one of my husband's favorites! This recipe works great for most fish recipes(Tilapia, Halibut,Salmon, Shrimp). This recipe calls for a lot of seasonings but it's totally worth it! Our kids devour this every time we make it(And that's saying something). Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
  • Mexican Infused Tilapia
  • (6-ounce) tilapia fillets 
  • 3 Lite Laughing cow cheese (garlic & herb flavor) cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh Lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Chopped fresh cilantro 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Knorr chicken seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Preparation
  • 1. Rub the Laughing Cow cheese on the Tilapia (Defrosted). 
  • 2.In a small sauce pan over Medium heat whisk in water, Lemon, garlic salt, cumin, krorr chicken seasoning, red pepper, garlic, paprika (until combined).
  • 3. Then, arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with Olive Oil. Pour mixture over fish along with lime juice, cilantro, parsley flakes, black pepper, paprika. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 mins. Let stand 5 mins before serving. 
  • 4.We served this with a side of Yellow squash, Yellow & red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and topped with fresh parmesan cheese and a bit of Hummus. Hope you enjoy this!
  •                          This would also be delicious in tacos, or with a side of Mexican rice.  
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