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Grilled Tilapia with Spicy Mango Pineapple Salad and a Jicama and Carrot Slaw





(Cooking for 2 - Adjust Accordingly)

TIPS:

I have not yet mastered cooking fish (especially white fish) directly on the grill without it falling apart -- despite following ALL instructions. I ended up having to make the fish twice - the second time I cooked it in a foil packet and that turned out fine but I missed the sears you would get for cooking directly on the grill.


Get fresh fish if you can - it is usually cheaper that buying a whole pack of frozen filets and you can definitely taste the difference.

INGREDIENTS:

Jicama & Carrot Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing

  • 3/4 tablespoon of fresh lime juice

  • 1/3 tablespoon of honey

  • 1/8 tablespoon of cumin

  • pinch of salt

  • 3/4 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1 jicama, peeled and julienned

  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of minced cilantro

  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (seeded if you don't like heat)

Grilled Tilapia with Spicy Mango Pineapple Salsa

  • 1/4 cup of orange juice

  • 1/2 tbsp of lime juice

  • 1/4 red onion, chopped

  • 1 1/2 serrano chile (use jalapeno if you want a milder heat), minced

  • 1/4 cup of parsley, minced

  • 1 mango, chopped

  • 1/2 pineapple, chopped

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 Tilapia filets

DIRECTIONS:

I recommend making the slaw, dressing, and salad ahead of time and then throwing the filets on the grill when you're ready to eat.


Honey Lime Dressing

  1. In a small bowl - whisky together the lime juice, honey, cumin, and salt. Slowly add in and whisk the olive oil.

  2. Put in fridge until ready to serve.

  3. When ready to serve - give it a few more good whisks and then add to the slaw

Carrot and Jicama Slaw

  1. Toss together the jicama, carrot, cilantro, and jalapeno.

  2. Put in fridge until ready to serve.

Pineapple Mango Salsa

  1. Add the chopped mango and pineapple to a large bowl.

  2. Add the red onion, chiles, and parsley

  3. Add in the lime juice and orange juice and mix

  4. Salt and pepper to taste

Grilled Tilapia

  1. Brush your grill with oil

  2. Heat up the grill to medium high

  3. Brush your fish with oil

  4. Season fish with salt and pepper

  5. Either grill the fish if you can do it without it sticking to the grill or grill pan, flipping after 6 minutes OR put it in a foil pack for about 10 minutes

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