August 1, 2008
Pan Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Avocado Salsa
I love grilled fish. Usually when I "grill" it though I forget about tilapia and "grill" tuna or salmon instead. The other day when Alexis and I were at the market I was in a fish mood and they had Tilapia on sale so I grabbed some and as always it turned out perfectly!
After pan "grilling" the fish I topped it with some Avocado Salsa because I had always wanted to make something like that, but never had and I must say it was the perfect meal! Alexis even liked it minus the salsa and I left the black pepper off of her fillet since she's "not a fan" of black pepper. This is a bit adventurous for Jamison overall though! He got steak instead. ;o)
What You'll Need Per Person:
1 tilapia filet
Extra virgin olive oil
The juice of 1/2 a lemon
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 an avocado, cut into chunks
6-8 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 a red onion, finely chopped
Heat a grill pan over medium heat until very hot.
While the pan is heating drizzle both side of each fillet with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Then sprinkle each fillet with sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Set aside until pan heats thoroughly.
In a medium sized bowl toss together avocado, tomatoes, red onion, a little extra virgin olive oil, a small pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper to coat and incorporate. Set aside.
Brush the grill pan with a little extra virgin olive oil and grill each fillet for 1-2 minutes on each side until done through. This process goes very fast and literally takes minutes. Pay close attention so as not to burn.
Once fillets are done place fillet on plate and top with avocado mixture. Serve immediately.
Note: This process will work for most any type of fish. If you prefer something else then by all means substitute away.
Posted by Dianne at August 1, 2008 7:20 AM
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Looks really good (and healthy)! :-)
Posted by: Carrie at August 1, 2008 8:57 AM
I love tilapia. I like to steam it in parchment pouch in the oven with a little lemon pepper and some squash/zucchini cut up on it. A little onion in the pouch is good too!
Posted by: Dar at August 1, 2008 9:04 AM
Good and healthy is always a plus! ;oP
Oh that sounds fabulous Dar!
Posted by: Dianne at August 1, 2008 10:10 AM
Seafood and avocado?!!! How can you go wrong?! Thank you for the seafood recipes lately!
Posted by: Noelle Markus at August 1, 2008 5:35 PM
It really did meld well together. I was quite pleased.
Posted by: Dianne at August 2, 2008 8:57 AM
Love it. Fresh food, easy to make and it's good for you too. Can I order out?
Posted by: Diane-thewholegang at April 17, 2009 5:05 PM
I'm afraid it probably wouldn't make it there in one piece! ;oP
Posted by: Dianne at April 20, 2009 8:05 PM
Sounds like a yummy recipe, would like to try it soon.
Posted by: Clint Kobis at September 10, 2010 1:18 AM