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pan-fried tilapia with mango salsa

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Kathy D

This is a yummy, low-fat fish recipe. Perfect for summer! The recipe is for 2 people, but it could easily be doubled or halved. * NOTE: Even though the ingredients and directions for the mango salsa, rice and vegetable medley are listed after the tilapia, I recommend prepping them first so they are ready to go!

(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For pan-fried tilapia with mango salsa

  • 2
    tilapia fillets
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes (or you can use cayenne)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • white rice, for serving
  • vegetable medley, for serving
  • lemon pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 c
    red onion, diced
  • 1/4 c
    hot pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1/2 c
    mango, chopped

How To Make pan-fried tilapia with mango salsa

  • 1
    Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Brush both sides of the tilapia with oil. Sprinkle the seasonings over both sides of the tilapia, to taste.
  • 2
    Pan-fry the tilapia, carefully turning once. Cook to an internal temp of 145 degrees F.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook the rice according to package directions, and steam the vegetable medley, season with the lemon pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Mango Salsa: Mix all of the ingredients, except the mango. Just before serving, add the mango and mix lightly.
  • 5
    To Serve: Top the fish with the salsa and serve alongside the rice and veggies. Enjoy!