- 1 1/2 pounds fresh tilapia fillets (or other white fish)
- 6 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 T butter
- 1 T good olive oil
- 3 T lime juice
- 2 T water
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Mexican Garlic Broiled Tilapia
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.