Green Onion- Ginger Tilapia
Spice, acidity, fat and spices equals a delicious dinner.
Tilapia is a wonderful source of protein, which is an enormous benefit when it comes to eat healthily because every meal you eat should include four important components and protein is one of the four. If you are not a tilapia fan, this recipe will change your mind.
I am a fish lover, and I try incorporate fish into my meals at least once a week because I love to mix up my proteins during the week. I can eat the same thing everyday, but I like to have at least two different types of proteins I can alternate during the week.
The one thing I look for when eating fish is flavor. Flavor is so important to mask the fish taste for those of you who dislike fish, but also for those who love fish would want to add flavor in order to not get bored of the same repetitive meals. I combined my favorite spices (coriander and garlic salt) with my favorite ingredients (fresh ginger, thai chiles and lime). These together are amazing, and I am sure you would agree with me, I usually eat my fish whole, but if you cannot bare to see a whole fish on your plate, I suggest you shred it and discard the thorns of the fish.
Please enjoy this delicious fish.
Start to finish: 40 minutes
2 wild caught tilapia
2 tablespoons grated ginger
2 red thai chiles
Green onion (garnish)
1 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 Limes, juiced
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Place the tilapia on top of the foil-lined baking sheet . Using a knife, create slits on one side of the tilapia. In a small bowl, mix coriander, garlic salt and pepper, set aside. Chop the green onion and red thai chiles, also set aside.
In the slit of the tilapias, stuff with sliced limes —about three slices per tilapia. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture, chopped green onions and red chiles on top. Then squeeze the second lime over both and grate ginger.
Place the baking sheet into the oven, and bake for 30- 40 minutes. Make sure to keep your eye on the tilapias because depending on the size of the fish, the time will vary.
Enjoy with a side of rice, yams or any vegetable of your choice.
** All the portion sizes are based on a general serving size, but you may change all serving sizes to your specific portion size.