Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tilapia with Avocado-Mango Salsa

I can't remember where or when I fell in love with tilapia. I feel like it just all of a sudden magically appeared in my shopping cart one day at the store, and we have been in love ever since. I found a dish at a local seafood restaurant that used a mango salsa on tilapia but without the avocado. One night, I found myself with a ripe mango and avocado and decided to get crazy.

Let me tell you—when the mango and avocado start to warm up from the hot fish, their flavors really come out in ways I've never had them before.

1 large avocado
1 large mango
juice of 1 lime, divided
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
4 (4 ounce tilapia) fillets
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
non-stick cooking spray

Slice avocado in half, and remove pit. Carefully remove flesh and cube into 1/2" pieces. Do the same for the mango. Toss in a bowl with half of the lime juice and cilantro. Set aside.

Wash the tilapia fillets and pat dry. Sprinkle remaining lime juice over fillets, and season with salt and pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Place tilapia fillets in the skillet. Cook for 3-4minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Remove fillets from pan and divide salsa equally over tilapia. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Yields 4 servings.

WW info:
flex: 5 points per serving
core: included


Joelen said...

I love the combo of mango and avocado...and over fish sounds wonderful!

d. fine 09 said...

So glad your back. I love your recipes. I was pregnant this past year and I am just getting back on track. I lvoe avocado and mango together. Mmmmm!

Sarah said...

I just discovered your blog! It is amazing. :) All this yummy food is making me hungry. I've been on WW before and kinda fell (ok, plummeted) off the bandwagon. I'm ready to start off the new year right, so your ideas will be super helpful!

Jaime said...

yum! i love both mangoes and avocados but have never had both together :)

Jenna said...

I tried this the other night, and it was awesome!! Thanks. My baby was born Oct 17th too.

Design Team said...

what side do you recommend to be served with this dish? Thank you

If I was to serve a bread? what do you recommend.

Thank you for your efforts.

Anonymous said...

This was delicious! I plan to make it again this week, both avacados and mango are on sales at the grocery store, it only makes sense! way to go girl!