Jalapeño Baked Tilapia

Monday, January 28, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

This dish is inspired by a restaurant dish we recently had. We love to go home and recreate our version of meals we loved that we had out! It's always cheaper & of course made healthier :)

Tonight we are having jalapeño baked tilapia. Traditionally served with a spicy red sauce, we bumped up the flavor with red onion, lime, garlic & cilantro. Our version tastes like a warm salsa and was the perfect complement to the tilapia fillets but would pair well with boneless skinless chicken breast too. We place the fillets in a bed of our sauce and top with thinly sliced jalapeño and more red onion, lime and cilantro. Bake these for 20 minutes and done! This whole dinner takes about 10 minutes to prep and with only 7 ingredients, it couldn't be easier.

We served this up on a bed of brown rice with cilantro and lime, delicious!

Hope you enjoy :)

4 tilapia fillets
1 can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
2 jalapeños
3 garlic cloves
1/2 red onion (split in two portions)
2 limes
1 handful cilantro (split in 2 portions)
Salt & pepper

Let's get cooking!
1. In the food processor combine crushed tomatoes, 1 jalapeño with the seeds, garlic cloves, half of the red onion, juice of 1 lime and half the cilantro. Blend until smooth.
2. Heat sauce on medium low for 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
4. Pour sauce into a baking dish and place fillets in sauce.
5. Finely slice remaining jalapeño, red onion, lime & cilantro and layer on top of tilapia.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, dish out and enjoy :)

Makes 4 healthy portions!

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  1. Could I use frozen tilapia fillets? If so, would I use the same steps as above?


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