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Food and Recipe Spicy Lemon Chili Tilapia

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Jeanh, Sep 15, 2015.

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    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 Meyer lemon sliced
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon sugar
    • 1// teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne
    • 2 tilapia fillets
    • 3-4 tablespoons sliced black and green olives
    • 1 tablespoon sambol oelek
    • Cilantro for garnish
    • 2 teaspoons honey


    1. Place the Meyer lemon slices in a pan with the olive oil, sprinkle with the salt and suagr and let cook over a low flame for 12-15 minutes
    2. Meanwhile, mix the cayenne, cumin and paprika and coat the tilapia with this spice rub
    3. Place the tilapia into the lemon/sugar/salt mixture and turn heat up a tad - if needed add a tablespoon or so more olive oil. Let tilapia cook about 5-7 minutes (depending on thickness) and flip and let cook another 5 or so minutes till both sides are golden and fish is firm.
    4. Add in the olives
    5. Then take tilapia and olives and lemon out of the pan and place on a plate
    6. To the same pan, add the sambol oelek and honey and let mix together over a low flame for about 3-4 minutes. Spoon this over the tilapia and garnish with cilantro.
    7. Serve with rice or naan

  2. Thanks for sharing :)
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