This light, white fish is marinated with olive oil and lime juice and then pan-fried with tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro until just done. It's quick, easy, and amazing!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lay tilapia fillets in a glass baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice evenly over the fish. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

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  • Transfer tilapia to a non-stick skillet and pour the lime juice mixture over the fish. Scatter the tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro over the fillets. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

224.6 calories; 18.3 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 31.1 mg cholesterol; 44.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
Yum! This was fast easy and very good. My hubby kept raving. Didn't have fresh jalapenos on hand so I subbed 1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis drained and 1 large fresh tomato. It would be even better with all fresh ingredients. Served with cilantro brown rice white corn and a southwestern salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2008
My family did not like this dish at all. Followed the recipe exactly. They love the broiled parmesan tilapia recipe from here so guess I will stick with it! Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
Yum! This was fast easy and very good. My hubby kept raving. Didn't have fresh jalapenos on hand so I subbed 1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis drained and 1 large fresh tomato. It would be even better with all fresh ingredients. Served with cilantro brown rice white corn and a southwestern salad. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
Yum! This was fast easy and very good. My hubby kept raving. Didn't have fresh jalapenos on hand so I subbed 1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis drained and 1 large fresh tomato. It would be even better with all fresh ingredients. Served with cilantro brown rice white corn and a southwestern salad. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
I modified it for the grill and it was really really good!! I also added in more vegetables that I like. It was very spicy also so I wouldn't necessarily feed this to kids. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2008
My family did not like this dish at all. Followed the recipe exactly. They love the broiled parmesan tilapia recipe from here so guess I will stick with it! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
My husband "mmmm'd" through the whole meal ending with "This recipe is a new family favorite." Because he doesn't handle the jalepeno heat as well as I I put the slices in the pan but not on the fish. That gave enough heat for the spark without being too much for his pallet. Excellent! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2007
I normally find tilapia pretty bland but it really shines in this recipe. Very much enjoyed! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2009
Very light and refreshing. I kept the jalapenos in large pieces so they were easy to pick out and they still lent their spiciness to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
My husband had never tried fish, but I made this recipe and he loved it. So now he eats fish, Yeepeee! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2010
Rather bland for our tastes. But don't let this stop you from trying it. We just like more muscular recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2010
I made this last night. It was pretty good although it was a bit too hot for my tastes. I think next time I'll just use one pepper. Anyhow overall it was really good. Read More
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