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Food and Recipe Tex-Mex Tilapia Bowl

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Jeanh, Sep 11, 2015.

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    INGREDIENTS
    4 Tilapia fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
    1/3 c. all-purpose flour
    Salt and Pepper
    1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning (try making your own)
    1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    1/2 c. chopped onion
    1/2 c. chopped red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
    1/2 c. chopped green bell pepper
    1 tsp. cumin
    1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    2 c. Mexican Rice
    1 (14 oz) can Black Beans (or 1 lb. cooked black beans)
    1 c. Salsa
    4 Tbsp. crumbled Cotija cheese
    2 Tbsp. chopped Cilantro leaves
    DIRECTIONS

    1. Rinse the tilapia pieces and pat dry with a paper towel. Combing the flour, salt, pepper, and taco seasoning in a pie plate or shallow dish. Lightly dredge the tilapia pieces through the flour, shaking off any excess back into the dish. Set aside.
    2. Heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion, bell peppers, and cumin to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender crisp. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
    3. Add another 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil to the pan. Once hot, add the tilapia pieces in a single layer and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through (no longer translucent in the center).
    4. Set out four bowls, and layer 1/4 of the ingredients in each bowl in the following order: Mexican rice, black beans, fajita veggies, tilapia, salsa, cotija cheese, and cilantro leaves.
     
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