24 August 2011

Grilled Honey Lime Tilapia with Turmeric Rice & Mango Salsa

This is my first attempt at making fish fillet whole, normally i make fish fingers. My reluctance with whole fish comes from an episode i had where i choked on one of those little fish bones. When i saw this Recipe i just had to try only difference i didn't flour the fish. 


For the fish and marinade:
2 Tilapia fillets (thawed if frozen)
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic 
The How:

  1. Assemble marinade by combining lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a gallon-sized zip-top bag or shallow container with a lid. 
  2. Add fish and marinate in the refrigerator anywhere from 1 hour up to 24 hours. 
  3. When ready to cook, remove each fish fillet from the marinade.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  5. Cook fillets 2 at a time for 3-4 minutes per side or until opaque and browned (this works best if you don’t disturb the fish much while letting it cook).

Mango Salsa Recipe
1 large mangos, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 Cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped fine
the juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt

The How
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Mix well and let set for at least 20 minutes before serving so flavors can combine.

Result: the fish was flaky and tasty with the salsa being crunchy plus sweet and sour :)


  1. This dish looks absolutely delicious. Mango is one of my favourite cooking ingredients at the moment. it goes so well with chicken - I've never had it with fish - thank you for the recipe.

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  2. Looking at this makes us hungry..great blog.Maybe we shall try to make it...

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