Mexican Garlic Broiled Tilapia Recipe

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I love the lime-garlic flavored fish that I get when I'm down in Mexico, especially in Puerto Vallarta. Normally it is grilled down there, but I think the recipe on the broiler does an even better job. The fish stays very moist, but still gets a little crispy on top from the broiler. The lemon-garlic-butter flavor is to die for. My kids all said this is hands down the best Tilapia they've had...and they've tried it a lot of different ways. I think you'll probably agree with them. To top it off, this is an amazingly easy recipe. So give it a try! I served it with mexican rice (recipe linked below), refried beans, and fresh tortillas.

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Servings: 4-6


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  1. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the butter, olive oil, lime juice, water and garlic, stirring gently as needed until the butter melts.
  2. Meanwhile, spray cooking spray in a shallow, nonstick, baking or roasting pan, and arrange the fillets in a single layer, sprinkling Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the fish, and sprinkle the cumin seeds on top. Broil about 5-6 inches from the heat until the fish flakes easily (about 5-7 minutes), spooning the sauce over the fish once (optional). Remove and serve immediately to plates, topping with the chopped fresh cilantro.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 184g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 198  
Calories from Fat 54 27%
Total Fat 6.02g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.69g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Potassium 542mg 15%
Total Carbs 1.75g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.12g 0%
Protein 34.5g 55%



  • Nancy Miyasaki
    January 21, 2013
    This was mouthwatering and has me looking forward to our trip to Cancun this spring!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • TNcricket
      October 30, 2013
      Great flavor. Will try again and make into fish tacos. Thanks!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • Denise Sherin
        August 17, 2014
        Just bought some Tilapia and was looking for something different to try...this is it. can't wait. I like the idea of turning them into fish tacos in the other review too... we'll see.


        • ShaleeDP
          January 29, 2013
          This fish recipe is a sure for my kid. She loves fish and I will definitely give this a try.

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