Caribbean-Style Tilapia with Fresh Lime

Escape from the ordinary, boring fish recipes that call for just butter and a little lemon. This zesty, mouth-watering recipe will make your taste buds come to life as the flavors of the Caribbean combine to create a spicy, healthy meal. Enjoy this easy-to-prepare entree with plantains, black beans and grilled corn on the cob. Yummy!

Ingredients

4 tilapia fillets

2 tablespoon margarine; low-fat

1/4 cup green pepper; chopped

4 tablespoon chopped onion

1/4 cup toasted almonds; chopped

1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon oregano

4 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon chopped coriander; (or parsley)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cup water

2 cloves garlic; crushed

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 lime peel

Melt the margarine in hot skillet over medium heat. Do not let the butter turn brown. Add the green pepper and 2 tablespoons of onion. Then sauté the pepper and onion until onion is transparent. Next add the almonds, the bread crumbs, oregano, one tablespoon of lime juice, coriander and salt. Mix well. Spoon the filling down the center of each tilapia fillet. Then roll up each fillet and secure with toothpicks. In a shallow baking pan, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of onion, water, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper and the remaining 3 tablespoons of lime juice. Place the tilapia fillets in the pan and bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, basting sometimes until the tilapia flakes easily. Remove the tilapia to a serving platter and garnish with thin strips of lime peel.

Serves 4.

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