Veracruz Style Tilapia

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This cooking light recipe was originally for Red Snapper, but since Tilapia is usually less expensive and easier to find, that is what I go with. This recipe also work wonderfully on the grill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the broiler by coating the pan with cooking spray.
  2. Coat the fish fillets completely wih cooking spray.
  3. Combine the cumin salt and pepper and sprinkle all over the fish.
  4. The fillets will cook 5 minutes on each side (watch caefully if your fillets are thin).
  5. While fish broils, combine the remaining ingredients to make the salsa.
  6. Serve the fillets with 1/2 cup of salsa.
  7. When spliting the recipe for 2 I will make the entire salsa portion and freeze it for future use, this recipe is also wonderful with lean pork chops.
Most Helpful

Fast, easy, and very ,very tasty. I had an idea the salsa would be improved if aged overnight in the fridge to allow the flavors to meld. I did this the second batch I made. I think it helped. I like it best served with Key Lime wedges to squeeze generously of the fish. I served it with Arroz Verde, rice cooked with mild green Psailla chiles. The second time with Spanish Rice. Thanx for posting this great recipe. Pierre

Pierre Dance January 13, 2009

Cook time was spot on. I didn't have fresh cilantro so I used dried. Served with Spanish rice and sauteed broccoli. Delicioso!

J Wa March 03, 2006

Very, very easy and pretty tasty. It is very filling. I added some lime to it as well. I felt like something was missing, that being said we really did enjoy it.

seth deitchman April 04, 2005