Baked Tilapia with True Lime Garlic and Cilantro

Baked Tilapia Filet with True Lime Garlic and Cilantro
Description

Easy, delicious, and good for you. What more could you ask?

Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 pounds of tilapia (US farm raised if possible)
2 tablespoons True Lime, Garlic & Cilantro spice blend
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped with seeds removed
8 packets True Lime + 1/2 cup water
Salt & cayenne pepper to taste
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
1 to 2 chopped firm ripe tomatoes (optional)
Fresh dill, as garnish (optional)

Directions
  1. In a deep medium glass or ceramic bowl combine all the ingredients except the fish and optional tomatoes.
  2. Arrange each piece of fish in the marinade, coating each piece well.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour, turning fish occasionally.
  4. After an hour, drain off marinade, saving it to baste the fish.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Arrange fish fillets in baking dish, and baste fish generously with marinade. Top with tomatoes if using.
  7. Cover baking dish loosely with tin foil and bake fish for 20 to 25 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork and is opaque. Baste fish occasionally while baking.
  8. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.
Notes

Tilapia is a mild fish that flavors adhere to well. Health benefits include low calories (145 calories per 4 ounce serving), high protein (29.5 grams), 30% of your daily Vitamin B12 needs, and 30% of your niacin needs. Further, tilapia is a sustainable fish which is great when you consider so many of our most popular fish are endangered now because of over-fishing. When buying tilapia try to buy U.S. farm-raised where standards are high. A good alternative to U.S. farmed is tilapia from Central and South America. Try to avoid buying from China or Twaiin where standards are not rigourously enforced.