Honey Lime Tilapia

So its been a very long time since my last post. I chock that up to being very, very busy. 17 credit hours on top of my new job at the vet clinic on top of tutoring... barely enough time to sleep and bathe, let alone blog. But I had some time this weekend, so I wanted to share this one with you guys.

So this one was kind of me just throwing stuff together and hoping for the best, but it turned out pretty good so I'll share!

What You'll Need:

  • 3-4 Tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp minced Onion (I used dried)
  • 1 Lime
  • Pinch of Rosemary
  • Kosher Salt (or regular would work too, I just prefer using Kosher since its larger grain)
  • Pepper
  • Med-Large size Bowl

Add Honey, Garlic, Rosemary, and Onion to bowl. Mix well.

Take your Lime, cut it in half. Squeeze one half into the bowl and mix. Save the other half. Set aside.

Take your fish filets. I usually give them a rinse under the sink just to get any sliminess off. You can pat it dry if you want, I didnt because I'm lazy. Rub salt and pepper on to taste. Then put them in the bowl with the sauce stuff. Smoosh it around so they're all covered in it, then let marinate for at least an hour. Dont worry, I'll wait here. -whistles-

Ah, you're back! Nice to see you again. So now that your fish has marinated...

Take a baking dish. I prefer glass, but whatever works. Also you might notice in the photos, I used a pie pan. Because my baking dish was dirty. Eh, it is what it is!

Grease that baby up. I like to use coconut oil, but whatever works for you.

Put your fish in the dish (hey, that rhymed!)

And this is where the other half of your lime comes in. Cut thin slices of it and place a slice on each filet. Fancy!

And might as well dump the rest of the marinade on top. Hey, live a little! ;)

Toss the squeezed lime and whatevers left of what you cut slices off of into the compost. You can read all about my Vermiculture Bin pictured to the right.

Anyway, pop those fishies in the oven and let 'em bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until flaky.

(See that pan on the bottom rack? Read all about my Adventures in Baking Dirt, coming soon.)

In the meantime, get some sides going. Rice is generally a must with fish like this (plus fills you up more), and I made some broccoli as well. Notice my super ghetto method of covering my pots. A stock pot lid, and a small frying pan act as covers. Because I'm classy as all get-out.

Your fish is done! Looks pretty tasty, huh? Stick those puppies on a plate and enjoy!

I'd love feedback! Have you ever made anything similar? Any alterations you'd make? Have you tried it and liked it? Hated it? Let me know!