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Seared Tilapia with Cherry Salsa

The original recipe called for grilled tilapia, but my husband and I are in-between grills at the moment, so I had to call an audible and simply pan-sear the tilapia instead.  The only difference is I didn’t get the smokey taste from the grill.  Honestly, I’m OK with that!

This dish is perfect for spring and summer when cherries are in season.  It’s also super easy!  So if you’re having a dinner party and want to impress, try this!

Servings: 2
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

½ tablespoon olive oilSearedTilapiaWithCherrySalsa
¼ pound (1 cup) Bing cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
¼ small red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
½ jalapeno chile (ribs and seeds removed), minced
½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
Kosher salt and ground pepper
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
2 tilapia fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)

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Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa

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

Ingredients

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

Tilapia
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

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Fish Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Fish tacos may be one of the greatest things ever, especially when the salsa has the sweetness of mango and the fish has some flavor.  This is a super easy recipe that could totally be made on a weeknight.  One note:  If you have large tortillas, you’ll probably only need one per serving.  I know the recipe calls for 4 total (2 per serving), but I definitely didn’t need it.  Also, the fish, mango avocado salsa, and spinach could work as a salad if you want to cut out the wrap.  Versatility!

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

Ingredients

FishTacosWithMangoAvocadoSalsaFish Tacos
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound firm white fish, such as halibut or tilapia
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped spinach
4 whole wheat tortillas

Mango Avocado Salsa
1/4 chopped peeled ripe mango
1/2 avocado sliced and peeled
1/8 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

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