Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This recipe is FANTASTIC! First and foremost, it's fantastic because I didn't have to make it up and secondly, it tastes great! I made no changes to the recipe. If you aren't typically a fish eater you should give tilapia a try. I can't wait to make this again using chicken.

Jerk-Spiced Tilapia
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  • 1 tsp thyme (I used ground thyme on hand) 
  • 1 tsp chili powder 
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • Pinch of sea salt 
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 4 tilapia fillets, approx. 5 oz each
1)  Combine herbs and spices in a small bowl and mix well.
2)  Coat tilapia fillets with olive oil. Pat both sides with spices.
3)  Sauté each fillet until just cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.

NOTE:  I grilled these on the outdoor grill. You can use this recipe on chicken as well. Simply cut up breasts and marinade in ziplock bag with all of the ingredients for at least 30 minutes. Sauté the meat until cooked all the way through.

KID APPROVED??? I didn't even share to find out. Maybe next time kids.


  1. How do you incorporate the jalapeno pepper and lime juice? It only says what to do with the herbs and spices. Do you just combine everything?

  2. I put the lime and jalapeño in the bowl at step one. Hope that helps.