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Spicy Broiled Tilapia with Lime

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Photo of broiled tilapia
Photo attribution: Leanne Brown
Ready In: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Low Added SugarLow Sodium

You will be surprised at how fast this meal can be made! Broiled fish is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Sauté some vegetables while the fish is cooking and you will have dinner ready in minutes.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Oven mitt
Baking sheet
Aluminum foil
Small bowl
Spatula or spoon


Serves 2
2 Tilapia Fillets 4 ounces each fillet or of White Fish (other)
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 Lime juiced


1.Turn the broiler on to high.
2.Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Sprinkle them over both sides of the fish and massage gently with your fingers to cover thoroughly in the spices.
3.Lay the spiced fillets on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.
4.Broil for 4 to 7 minutes. They will cook very quickly, so after 4 minutes, check to see if they are done by gently inserting a butter knife into the thickest part of the fillet. If it goes through easily and the fish flakes apart, you’re done. If the knife meets resistance and the fish stays together, put the fillets back under the broiler for another few minutes. Once you’ve done this once or twice, you’ll be able to tell when your fish is done at a glance.
5.When the fish is cooked, squeeze a lime overtop. Serve with rice or a favorite vegetable side dish, like Spicy Green Beans.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4.00 oz

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4 g3%
Saturated Fat <1 g3%
Sodium 62 mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 2.72 g1%
Dietary Fiber <1 g3%
Protein 23 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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