Saturday, June 11, 2011

Orange and Dill Tilapia

  This recipe was invented for the Detox page.   Tilapia is a great base for a detox meal because it's naturally low fat!  Perfect meal for the whole family as well because this fish doesn't have a fishy smell or taste.  It has a sweet, fine texture that lends itself to many different flavors.  If you're ever in Hawaii this fish is sometimes called "Hawaiian Sun Fish"!  I would love to see that on a menu someday!  So... if any of you are planning on going to Hawaii...TAKE ME!  I'm teasing, well...kind of!

4 Tilapia fillets
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, for rub, + 2 T. for fry pan
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 teaspoons orange rind, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, freshly ground
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Juice of 1/2 orange for serving

1) Mix marinade in small bowl.  Combine 1 1/2 T. olive oil, dill, orange rind, and salt and pepper. 
2) Rub marinade onto fish fillets and let sit for a minimum of 10 minutes.  
3) Meanwhile, heat fry pan large enough to hold all fish fillets.  When warm add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Add the marinaded tilapia fillets and cook 2-3 minutes a side.  This depends on how thick your fillets are, of course!  When fish is done it turns opaque all the way through.  
4) Place fillet on plate, squeeze fresh orange juice over top and serve with steamed broccoli.  Yummy, you won't know your detoxing!

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