Recipe by DailyInspiration
A Pampered Chef recipe that utilizes packaged taco seasoning for the fish and a simple pineapple salsa or pico de gallo. You could substitute any other fish that holds together well when grilling.
Top Review by teresas
Delicious!...I used the Serrano pepper...I did cut the recipe in half but used the whole pepper...I have a problem with grilling tilapia (it seems to stick) so I just used my cast iron pan...I also used leftover pineapple chunks instead of a whole pineapple so no grill marks on either the fish or the pineapple...but the flavors were outstanding...I felt that the taco seasoning got a little lost with all the yummy salsa ingredients...but the dish as a whole...it's a keeper...made for FYC tag game...
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning
- 3 tablespoons garlic oil (or olive oil)
- 4 boneless skinless tilapia fillets (about 4.25 oz. each)
- 1⁄2 medium pineapple
- 1⁄4 small red onion
- 1 serrano pepper (or jalapeno if you want less heat)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 lime
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. As pan heats, peel pineapple half; cut lengthwise into two pieces and remove core. Slice each pineapple piece lengthwise into three strips. Arrange strips in a single layer over grill pan; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear. Set aside. While pineapple cooks, chop onion and cut pepper in half lengthwise -- remove and discard seeds. Chop chile and cilantro. Combine onion, pepper, cilantro and salt in a small bowl. Zest the lime to measure 1 teaspoons zest and juice lime to measure 1 tablespoons juice. Add both to onion mixture; mix well.
- Whisk taco seasoning mix and oil in a bowl. Add tilapia; turn to coat. Place two tilapia fillets on grill pan. Cook 2 minutes or until grill marks appear. Turn tilapia over; cook 2 minutes or until tilapia flakes easily with a fork. Remove tilapia from pan. Wipe out pan and repeat with remaining fillets.
- As tilapia cooks, chop pineapple and add to onion mixture; mix well. Top tilapia with pineapple salsa.