This is a fun meal to eat and is bursting with flavor and color! I prepared this meal last night and when my five year old took his fist bite he said, "This fish turned out excellent!" When I get a review like that it melts my heart!
This meal serves 6
Warm Corn and Black Bean Salsa
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed for a milder flavor
1/4 large red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
16oz frozen corn
15 oz Low Sodium Black Beans, rinsed and drained
juice and zest of 1 lime
1tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
First, heat 2 TBS of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add red pepper, jalapeno, red onion, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.
Then add frozen corn, black beans, lime juice, lime zest, and seasonings. Mix well and cook over medium heat until corn and black beans are heated thoroughly.
Stir in fresh cilantro, and serve over grilled tilapia.
Cilantro Lime Rice
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS butter
1 1/2 cup long grain rice
2 TBS lime juice
zest of 1 lime
3 TBS finely chopped cilantro
In a medium sauce pan bring chicken broth, salt and 1TBS of butter to a boil.
Add rice and cover and simmer until broth is all absorbed.
Next, add lime juice, lime zest and fresh chopped cilantro and fluff with a fork
Dry Rub for Tilapia
11/2 tsp ground cumin
11/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp finely ground coffee
Salt and freshly ground pepper
6 Tilapia fillets
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
In a small bowl, mix the cumin with the chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, and coffee. Season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the tilapia on both sides with olive oil and then rub the fillets with the seasoning mix.
Preheat grill and cook tilapia at 300 degrees F on a piece of foil that has been brushed with olive oil. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
Now you are ready for one awesome dinner,