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Recipe Review: Tilapia with Avocado-Pinapple Salsa

Monday, March 26, 2012

We tried a new fish recipe from the current issue of FOOD Day magazine this last week. It was delicious. Everyone ate it (including the girls). 
The actual recipes is for halibut with avocado-pinapple salsa; however, that's not what I had in the refrigerator, so we improvised.
The most time-consuming part of the process was preparing the salsa. There was just a bit of dicing to do.
Here's the recipe (compliments of Martha Stewart):

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, diced small
  • 2 cups finely diced pineapple
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 skin-on halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • Arugula, for serving

Directions

1. Heat broiler, with rack in upper third. In a medium bowl, stir together avocados, pineapple, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt.

2. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and place fish, skin side down, on sheet; season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is opaque throughout, about 8 minutes. Top fish with salsa and serve with arugula.

I substituted shallots for red onion because sometimes the kids complain that the raw onion is "too spicy." I find that if I use milder shallots, they don't mind at all.
Broiling the fish was completely straightforward. The recipe is specific about serving the dish with arugula. I actually made an arugula salad on the side and served the fish over coconut rice with roasted asparagus.
Everyone was really happy with dinner. I will definitely make this again. I'd love to try it next time with the halibut, but the tilapia was very tasty too. There was plenty of salsa left over that the girls and I snacked on it with our favorite tortilla chips the next day.
I hope you give this one a try!
Bon Appetite! 

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