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Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa

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I love mangoes.  And beer.  I definitely love beer.  So when I can combine two wonderful ingredients into one delicious, healthy dish, I do it!  This dish is super easy to make and can definitely be made on a weeknight.  The part that takes the longest is chopping the mango, onion and cilantro!  I paired it with a side of steamed green beans, but feel free to make whatever side your heart desires.

Servings:  2
Active Time:  30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


BeerBatteredTilapiaWithMangoSalsaMango Salsa
1/2 ripe mango, diced (3/4 cups)
1/8 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 1/2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup beer
1/2 to 3/4 pounds tilapia fillets, cut in half lengthwise
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided


  1. To prepare salsa: combine mango, onion, lime juice, vinegar and cilantro in a medium bowl.
  2. To prepare tilapia: Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cumin, salt and cayenne to taste in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk in beer to create a batter.
  4. Coat half the tilapia pieces in the batter. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Letting excess batter drip back into the bowl, add the fish to the pan; cook until crispy and golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil. Coat the remaining fish with batter and cook in the remaining teaspoon oil; adjust heat as necessary for even browning. Serve immediately with the salsa.

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Nutrition Info

Per serving: 282 calories; Fat 5.8 g (Saturated 0.7 g); Cholesterol 16.2 mg; Carbohydrates 22.1 g; Protein 9.1 g; Fiber 2 g; Sodium 208 mg; Potassium 124.6 mg.

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Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa (2 servings)

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