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Lime-Cilantro Tilapia Recipe
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Lime-Cilantro Tilapia Recipe

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I have so much fun serving this Mexican-inspired tilapia at summer parties. Finish it off with a side of rice and a salad loaded with sliced avocadoes and tomatoes. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 198 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Dip fillets in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fillets; cook, uncovered, 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove and keep warm.
  3. To the same pan, add broth, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and remaining cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with tilapia. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lime-Cilantro Tilapia in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 198 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"Loved the flavor! I really couldn't get the sauce to thicken but was still great on the fish, which seemed to soak it up."

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Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"My whole family loved it. It's an easy recipe that is nice and light - perfect for warm weather."

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