I LOVE seafood but more often than not I just can't quite figure out what to season it or serve with. Well now I definitely have a very easy and tasty dish that is light and full of flavor. I discovered this on "Money Saving Meals with Sandra Lee" on the Food Network. She made the salsa to go along with shrimp skewers which is absolutely another seafood I would use but just didn't have in the house so I used it on top of the tilapia. This recipe will serve 2 people and you may have a bit of salsa left over that you can certainly enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips as a next day snack.
2 (4-oz) tropical fruit cups, drained (you can find these in the produce section)
1 tbs fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno, ribs removed, seeded and minced
Kosher salt to taste
1 tbs olive or vegetable oil
2 fresh tilapia fillets
Kosher salt and pepper
For the salsa, chop the drained fruit into small pieces, almost the consistency of thick relish. Combine the fruit and the remaining ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.
For the fish, heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Season both side of the tilapia with salt and pepper. Once the oil is heated, place the fish in the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Serve the fish with salsa on top and with steamed rice or your favorite veggie.