Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grille Tilapia with Mango Salsa

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon parsley
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets

1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the tilapia fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Prepare the mango salsa by combining the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove the tilapia from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the fillets (either in a lightly oiled pan on the stove or on the BBQ) until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Serve the tilapia topped with mango salsa.


Jon, Markey & Bennett said...

I have never been a fish buyer. But I want to be. Where do you buy it? What is a good price?

Clint, Jana, and Dallas said...

I buy tilapia and salmon at Costco - fresh, not frozen. They always have great prices (those are both fairly cheap fishes as it is) and super yummy.

The only other type of fish I really buy is trout or halibut, but those are more expensive. Sometimes Sunflower Market will have sales on them and I'll snatch them up then...