Tilapia is one of my favorite fish to prepare, I love it’s texture, neutral flavors and they are best in absorbing different marinades and flavors.
Fish has a unique delicate flavor and sometimes over seasoning it is not something you want to do, simplicity is elegance for this recipe.
Simple and light, this meal is easy to prepare, using not more than three ingredients. I love the simplicity that goes into preparing this meal, the fish is not overpowered by a ton of ingredients so you still get the wonderful flavor’s from your fish.
I used Tilapia for my recipe, however, any white flaky fish would work.
Fish is a healthy part of our diet, packed with essential oils and is a healthy source of proteins, it helps in reducing cholesterol, blood pressure and helps in weight loss, I mean who wouldn’t want that on their diet.
Pair this with salads, rice, pasta or any side of choice to make it a complete meal. I served mine on a bed Honey Lime Coleslaw and it’s was an explosion of flavors in my mouth.
LIME FILLETS RECIPE
YIELD: 2 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 8 MINUTES
➠250 grams fish fillets
➠1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
➠1 teaspoon salt
➠3 tablespoons olive oil
Apply one tablespoon olive oil on the fillets and season with salt and pepper.juice in one lime over the fillets and let them marinate for 30 minutes if you have some time on you.I was hungry and didn't let mine marinate
Heat up your pan on medium-high and drizzle in two tablespoons olive oil.when oil is hot enough, gently place your fillets
Sear your fillets undisturbed for 3 to 4 minutes until the sides start to turn opaque, cooking time will vary, depending on the size of your fillets.
After 4 minutes, flip over your fillets and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes until the sides are all white and flaky.
When your fish is a minute away from being done, squeeze half a lime over the fillets, take them off the heat and serve.
Serve with lime wedges and an accompaniment of choice.I went for a light touch with my Honey Lime Coleslaw and I had an amazingly healthy and delicious meal.
Quick tip, fish cooks quickly, I have mine cook for 2 mins on each side for every 2cm off fillet.Take them off the heat when just about done and starting to flake as it will finish the cooking process on the plate. I, however, use my eyes and feel with my fingers, that is the best way to know when it is done.