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Tropical Tilapia Recipe
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Tropical Tilapia Recipe

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Take a walk on the wild side and venture into the tropics with this one-skillet dish. Cool mint balances the sweet heat from the jelly. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed tropical fruit, undrained
  • 1/4 cup dried tropical fruit
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa (calculated without rice) equals 283 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. Season fillets with jerk seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook fillets over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the fruit, onions, jelly and almonds; heat through. Stir in mint and lime juice. Serve with fish and rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Tilapia in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa (calculated without rice) equals 283 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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