Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Browned Tilapia with Avocado Salsa

Browned Tilapia with Avocado Salsa

I just love this super flavorful and healthy family meal.  It's really easy and pretty fast too.  We love making fish tacos out of this fish and salsa for a great variation.  Just fill a favorite soft or hard taco shell with fish, avocado salsa and top with  the lemon dressing.  Yummmmmm.
Avocado Salsa
4 ripe avocados, diced
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 limes juiced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix gently.  Set aside while you prepare the tilapia.  Top prepared tilapia with avocado salsa.

1-2 lb. (depending on how many people you are feeding) tilapia, cod or halibut

Lemon Dressing
salt and fresh ground pepper
flour for dredging
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Italian parsley, loosely packed
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup olive oil

In blender, blend lemon juice, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper and dry mustard.  Blend in olive oil in a small, slow stream.  Season fish with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper and dredge in flour.  Heat olive oil in heavy skillet and cook fish 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cooked through.  Place piece of tilapia on a plate and top with avocado salsa.  Drizzle lemon sauce over fish and salsa.  Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.  Serves about 6.

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