Lime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa

Lime Crusted Tilapia with Fresh Citrus Salsa

Lime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa

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This is the kind of meal I envision myself eating oceanside on Santorini in just a few weeks! It’s seasonal, fresh, and full of flavor, and there are no grains or processed ingredients. There’s no better way to eat seafood than with a bright fruit salsa! I love a nice tuna or swordfish steak topped with a giant spoonful of mango salsa, but I think I love this Cara Cara orange based salsa even more! The original recipe called for blood oranges which I also love, but couldn’t find at any of my local grocers. I bet I will come across some in the Mediterranean and may just have to make this again. But Cara Cara oranges are a great stand-in. Originally from Venezuela, their naturally sweet flesh and bright color are perfect for salsa– it’s sweet with just the right hint of spice from the jalapeno, and balanced by the fresh lime juice and cilantro. And the tilapia is so easy to make and perfectly light and flakey. Served with a side of this Paleo Tabbouleh it was the perfect Mediterranean meal!

Lime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa

Lime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa (Adapted from How Sweet It Is) (Difficulty-Easy; Serves 4)

For the Tilapia:

  • 1lb fresh wild-caught tilapia, cut into 4 filets
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 c almond meal
  • 1 Tbsp arrow root powder
  • zest from 1-2 organic limes
  • 2 organic cage-free egg whites, lightly beaten

For the Salsa:

  • 2 Cara Cara oranges (or blood oranges), segmented and chopped
  • 1 tangelo, segmented and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped organic cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste

Make the Tilapia: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil (I prefer Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray). In a large bowl, add almond meal, arrow root powder, lime zest and pinch of salt. In another bowl, lightly beat egg whites.

Season each piece of tilapia with salt and pepper. Dip each piece of tilapia in beaten egg whites, then coat with citrus crumbs, pressing to adhere. Place on the wire rack and spray lightly with cooking oil.

Bake for about 10 minutes, and turn fish over. Continue baking on the other side for another 5 minutes or until ‘breading’ is golden and the tilapia is cooked through.

Lime Crusted Baked Tilapia for a quick healthy Mediterranean meal!

Make the Salsa: Combine all ingredients together and mix. Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavors marry. Serve fish with a generous spoonful of citrus salsa and enjoy!

Spring citrus has lots of vitamins, color and flavor! Cara Cara oranges, tangelo, jalapeno and cilantro make a bright beautiful citrus salsaLime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa- A perfect Seasonal Spring mealI paired this with a Paleo Tabbouleh for a fresh Mediterranean meal

Lime Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Salsa
 
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Dish: Entree
Cuisine: Paleo, Mediterranean
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1lb fresh wild-caught tilapia, cut into 4 filets
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 c almond meal
  • 1 Tbsp arrow root powder
  • zest from 1-2 organic limes
  • 2 organic cage-free egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 Cara Cara oranges (or blood oranges), segmented and chopped
  • 1 tangelo, segmented and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped red onion
  • ½ jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped organic cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Make the Tilapia: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil (I prefer Trader Joe's coconut oil spray). I
  2. n a large bowl, add almond meal, arrow root powder, lime zest and pinch of salt. In another bowl, lightly beat egg whites.
  3. Season each piece of tilapia with salt and pepper. Dip each piece of tilapia in beaten egg whites, then coat with citrus crumbs, pressing to adhere. Place on the wire rack and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, and turn fish over. Continue baking on the other side for another 5 minutes or until 'breading' is golden and the tilapia is cooked through.
  5. Make the Salsa: Combine all ingredients together and mix. Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavors marry. Serve fish with a generous spoonful of citrus salsa and enjoy!

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