If you’re looking for a yummy fish dish that is full of flavor but low in fat, then this delicious Fiesta Lime Tilapia will suit you well! It’s such an easy recipe to prepare, and it goes well with pretty much any side dish you can think of. I love eating tilapia, because well, fish is healthy, right? Especially when it’s prepared with very little oil and served with nutritious sides!
This recipe comes together well thanks to a little bottle of Fiesta Lime All Natural Seasoning. I picked it up a few weeks ago from the supermarket not really knowing what I would make with it. (Isn’t that how a lot of my recipes come together? haha)
Anyway, this little bottle is so full of delicious spices and is a perfect way to dress this tilapia and make it scrumptious. When the tilapia is coated with a bit of flour and these Fiesta Lime Tilapia spices, and then cooked in a bit of olive oil, the fish develops this delectable crust!!!
Fiesta Lime Tilapia
3 tilapia filets (fresh or thawed)
1 cup flour
3 tbsp. Fiesta Lime All Natural Seasoning
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. cilantro
salt & pepper, to taste
1. I buy frozen tilapia from the store. (This way, I always have fish in the freezer than I can thaw quickly and whip together a healthy, easy dinner!)
2. I thaw the pre-wrapped tilapia filets in a small bowl of water. I keep it under running water for about 20 minutes and then it’s ready to go. Please note that you may prefer to thaw the fish in the microwave under a Defrost setting- it’ll go more quickly and may be safer thaw method!
3. Mix the flour & spices in a small bowl. Coat the fish with this mixture.
4. Heat the oil in a pan under medium-high heat. Cook the fish for ~10 minutes on each side. Ensure that the interior of the fish is cooked completely- the fish should be white (not transparent) and flake apart easily.
5. Take off the heat and squeeze some lime juice over the top. Serve with some extra lime slices / wedges & cilantro.
How delicious does this look?!
It was so yummy, and if you stay tuned, in a few days I’ll show you all how I used this fish to make killer tacos! Can you say “flavor overload?” They were amazing!
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also want to check out some of my other fave recipes below:
The Easiest Asian Sesame Asparagus
Sesame Topped Terriyaki Broccoli
Mustard Glazed Salmon