lee had hinted around that he wanted some more avocado salad for dinner--so, i mixed it up a bit and added to the recipe that i made last time ...this time i added finely grated red onion, scallions, corn, and olive oil to the already delish mixture of cilantro, black beans, tomatoes, cukes, avocados and lime juice
now... onto the fish... the highlight of my day... a new endeavor!! and it couldn't be easier!
SAVORY TILAPIA (i'm working on a better name...i dunno...chili lime tilapia?)
in a shallow dish, i combined:
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of lime juice
i also tossed in some fresh scallions and cilantro with a bit of crushed red pepper flakes and some ground ginger
lay the tilapia in the dish, then flip 'em over to coat them... let it sit for 10 minutes or so...(turn your oven on while the fish is hanging out in the sauce--put the broiler on high)
lay the fish on a roasting pan (and i piled on the cilantro and scallions--they had been coated by the butter and soy sauce, too!)... then put them in the oven for about 5-6 minutes on each side
i'm pretty sure i made this in less time than it takes to make a grilled cheese (not to mention less time than calling in chinese takeout). and for all you "dish haters", i used 1 roasting pan, 1 casserole dish and the same cutting board that i'd just used to make the avocado salad. and i got 'em all in the dishwasher (well, everything except the roasting pan) while the fish was in the oven...boom!
and i had a nice little mixed green salad with ginger dressing on the side.
my first experience with broiled fish and i can ASSURE you it won't be my last.
seriously delish. and guilt free.