Whether it's cutting out meat on Fridays during lent, or just trying to eat a bit healthier, there are lots of reasons to add fish as seafood to your diet. This tilapia recipe is just the first installment of yummy fish and seafood recipes.
Tilapia with Mango Salsa and Brown Rice
2 c. brown rice
4 tilapia fillets
1 ripe mango, diced
1/2 sweet red pepper, diced
1/4 c. onion, finely diced
3 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 T cinnamon
2 t lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a medium bowl, combine mango, pepper, onion, oil, vinegar, lemon juice and spices. Taste and adjust amounts of seasonings is needed. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 hour to overnight.
2. Cook rice according to instructions, set aside.
3. Place fish in a shallow baking pan, folding thin edges under to avoid overcooking. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. (I like to add a sprinkling of lemon pepper or Caribbean citrus Mrs. Dash also, but it's not necessary.) Bake at 350* F 20 minutes (30 minutes for frozen fillets) or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
4. Serve fish on a bed of rice, top with salsa.
Yield: 4 servings
This salsa is also great with any white fish, with chicken, or omit the meat and add a can of rinsed black beans for a vegetarian meal.
From Robin's kitchen to yours, enjoy!
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