Tilapia with lime, cilantro and garlic

Okay, so I’m not really a big fish eater, but I discovered that I liked the mild flavor of Tilapia fish fillet.  I was trying to make a quick AND healthy dinner the other night and came up with this creation.  It doesn’t happen often that I just make something up, but lo and behold…it IS possible!

Tilapia with Lime, Cilantro and Garlic

  • Ingredients:
  • 1-2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tilapia fish fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, fresh squeezed (opt. 2nd lime for serving wedges with meal)
  • 2 Tbl. fresh chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a wok or non-stick skillet.  Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and sautee for about a minute.
  2. Salt and pepper the fillets on both sides generously.  Add them to the wok or skillet and brown briefly on both sides.  Add the lime juice and let simmer for another 3 minutes on each side…use your own judgment as to how long you need to sautee them according to your stove…but don’t overcook.
  3. Just before removing, sprinkle the cilantro over the fillets.  Put them on a plate with all the green onions, garlic and cilantro piled on them.  I like to have an extra lime wedge to eat them with, as well.

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