Today I decided to make a dinner for my Pinterest challenge. I’m not going to lie, I have already made this dish before (although I made it as a freezer meal last time). Originally, I found this recipe as part of my hubby’s recent dietary requests — chicken or fish only for a month or so. Tonights menu: Honey Lime Tilapia. I like this recipe as it is fairly easy with only a few ingredients. The part that takes the longest is the marinating time (which I forgot about, and this threw a monkey wrench into my dinner timing – oh well).
I bought fresh tilapia, on sale, otherwise I would have used frozen, which this recipe can be tailored towards (another plus side). The recipe calls for 4 fillets, but as mine were fresh they were extremely large, so I only used 2. I actually had 4 fillets, but I divided them up, and doubled the marinate to freeze for another night ;).
Like I said fairly simple recipe, mix everything but the flour together to make your marinate. The hardest part was zesting the lime b/c I actually don’t own a proper zester, and instead use my smallest cheese grater. Whatever, sometimes you work with what you got! I was able to use the same lime I zested to squeeze out more than enough juice for the marinate.
Then I threw everything else in the bowl, whipped it up and poured it into a freezer bag over the fish. I threw it into the fridge to marinate for about an hour and did dishes in my spare time.
Before I took the fish out of the fridge, I made my flour mix for dredging and oiled my pan. From fridge to plate takes all of 5-8 mins, so I had to make sure that the rest of my meal was ready to go. Once the oil was hot, I took fillet from bag, dredged through brown rice flour (gluten free), and threw in the pan. Let it sizzle away for 3-5 mins, and flip for another 3 mins.
You know it is ready when nice and golden brown, and the fish is flaky when touched with fork.
Then it is all about plating and enjoying. Squeeze a slice of lime over the fish, and enjoy with quinoa. My hubby really enjoys this meal, light and delicious! Definitely a hit in this house.