Tilapia with Cilantro Pesto (Tilapia a la Plancha con Pesto de Cilantro)
- 4 Tilapia fillets
- 5 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 cups fresh cilantro
- ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
- 1 garlic clove
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup olive oil
- Place the cilantro, pine nuts, garlic in a food processor. Puree, add the cheese and process. With the food processor running add the olive oil. Process until combined.
- Place the fillets in a dish and pour the lime juice over the fish, cover and refrigerate. Let the fish marinate for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat and sauté the fish approximately 4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with cilantro pesto on top.
Calories: 766kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 39gFat: 68gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 888IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 2mg
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Pescado a la Plancha is a popular dish in Colombia and is my mom’s favorite way to eat fish. The cilantro Pesto can be used with many kinds of fish. I love it with tilapia, salmon, cod, trout, sea bass and sword fish. Just pick your favorite and enjoy it!
This looks fantastic! I love cilantro and fish. Can't wait to try it.
Thank you Carole!
That fish with pesto looks light and delicious! Are those fried potatoes on the upper portion of the plate? That would be great for a meal after a long day at the beach. 🙂
Those are papas criollas or Andean potatoes.
for more info look the ingredients sources link.
MMMMMM...está delicioso !!!! Muy rico!!!yum!
What a great idea substituting the basil for the cilantro.
I made this fish for lunch today and my family loved it. It was delicious and easy to make. Thanks!
Those are actually fried sweet plantains on the upper portion of the plate.
But I do agree that this dish does look yummy. Trying it out tonight!
Is there a substitue for the pine nuts?
Renee- You can omit the pine nuts or use other kind of nuts!
Another question, where can I find Criolla potatoes?
Renee- I buy them frozen at the Latin market!
What other nuts would you suggest.
Pescado con pesto