Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
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.
- 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
- 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.
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...
This tilapia recipe is tasty, summer dish. The taco seasoning and oil made a beautiful glaze on the tilapia. The salsa added a sweet heat. These flavors were fantastic together.