Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Lime Tilapia

 Pinit

Ok.  I have to preface this post by saying that most of the time when I fix fish, I don’t even eat it; I give it to Mister Spice but can’t even touch it myself.  This is because I cannot STAND it if it is “fishy” in the least, and it also has to be crispy for me to enjoy it.

In a restaurant I will order fried fish but that’s it.  Therefore, when I fixed this Honey Lime Tilapia from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, took a bite, and immediately took another, and another, I was ecstatic!  Even though it’s not really “fried”, it has a great crunch on the outside.  The peppery honey and lime combination was just Heavenly.  YUM!

Honey Lime Tilapia

Recipe Ingredients

Fish and Marinade:
    • 4 tilapia fillets (about 4-5 ounces each)
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 large lime)
    • Zest of 1 lime
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
Coating and Cooking:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and garlic. Place the tilapia in a gallon-sized ziploc bag and pour the marinade on top of the fish. Press the air out of the bag and seal. Refrigerate the fish for at least an hour and up to 4 hours.
  2. Before cooking, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish like a pie plate. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until rippling and hot. Dredge each tilapia fillet in the flour, coating both sides lightly. Cook the fillets for 3-5 minutes per side without moving the fish while it cooks on each side; this will ensure a more even browning. Adjust the cooking time as needed depending on the thickness of the tilapia and the heat of the skillet and work in batches if necessary so the skillet isn’t overcrowded.
  3. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

Honey Lime Tilapia

Pinit

Honey Lime Tilapia

Mister Spice and I definitely give this recipe 5/5 herbs!  It’s easy, quick, healthy, and delicious.  I served it with brown rice and a sweet potato and will definitely be making this again.

Honey Lime Tilapia
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Ingredients
  • Fish and Marinade:
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 4-5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 large lime)
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Coating and Cooking:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients and pour over fish in a large gallon Ziploc bag. Marinade for 1-4 hours.
  2. Heat 1-2 tbsp olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Dredge fish in flour mixture.
  4. Place fish in skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until juices run clear and fish is white.
  5. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

 


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