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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Salsa Tilapia Fillets

My friend Amira had us over for a lovely dinner, and it was amazing. This is was just one of the super good dishes she made, and I got her permission to post it because it qualifies as (a) simple ingredients, (b) easy to make, and (c) DELICIOUS!

I'm not a huge fan of fish, and since I thought this tasted great, I was really excited to share it with you guys!

-1 can diced tomatoes (large size)
-3/4 c. parsley
-3/4 c. cilantro
-5 cloves minced garlic
-½ diced onion
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-1 tablespoon cumin (or more, you can taste the salsa as you go along)
-juice of 1 lemon
-salt and pepper to taste
-tilapia (1.5 lbs) or 6 tilapia fillets
-salt and pepper

-Combine the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl, taste and adjust measurements.
-Spread a very thin layer of salsa on the bottom of pyrex dish. Layer tilapia fillets and season with salt, pepper and cumin. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
-Spread the rest of the salsa on top of the tilapia.
-You can cover and marinate this overnight if you have the time.
-Bake UNCOVERED at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
-Serve with freshly squeezed lemons.


  1. Thnx for posting this habibty ur so sweet...i feel honored :)

  2. Thanks to YOU for making it, it was deeeelish!

  3. Salams Raghad, Would it matter if its Tilapia or Salmon?

  4. No, it shouldn't make a difference, just adjust the cooking time because Tilapia fillets cook very fast.

  5. Made this tonight using fresh tomatoes and omitting the garlic, we loved it! The salsa is so yummy, I had some extra so I threw it into our dinner salad and the cilantro provided an extra kick of flavor. Cooks very fast and is so easy to assemble. I made it and let it marinate for about an hour before I baked it