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Caribbean-Style Tilapia with Fresh Lime

Submitted by: JustRightMenus


Looking for a new way to prepare fresh fish? Check this out! It goes well with black beans, rice, and fried plantains. Oh, how I love Cuban and Caribbean recipes.

Servings: 4

Categories: fish, seafood

From the kitchen of: @from_kitchen_parsed


4 Tilapia filets

2 TB margarine or butter

1/4 c. green pepper, chopped

1/4 c. onion, chopped (you'll use 1/2 of this at a time)


1/4 c. toasted almonds, chopped

1/2 c. bread crumbs

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 c. lime juice (you'll use 1 TB then the remaining 3 TB)

1 TB chopped parsley

1/2 tsp salt


2 c. water

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 bay leaf

1 tsp red pepper flakes


1 lime peel, sliced thinly for garnish


Preheat oven to 400°.

Melt the butter in a skillet (do not let it brown), and add the green pepper and 2 TB of the onions.

Saute until the onion is transparent.

Add the almonds, bread crumbs, oregano, 1 TB lime juice, parsley, and salt. Mix well and remove from the heat.

Spoon this filling down the center of each tilapia filet. Roll each filet up and secure it with toothpicks.
ALTERNATE VERSION: Stack two filets with the filling in between. When you serve it, each person gets 1/2 of the fish "sandwich" you created.

In a shallow baking pan, combine the remaining onion with the water, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper, and remaining lime juice.

Cover with tinfoil and bake for 15-30 minutes at 400°.
Depending on the thickness of your fish, you may need more or less time. I often only need only 15 minutes, but the original recipe indicated 30.

The fish is done when it flakes easily.

Garnish with thin strips of lime peel (optional).