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.
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!