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Under 30 min

Chili Lime Baked Tilapia With Avocado Crema

by Jordan Kenna

Ingredients

for 2 servings

Tilapia

  • 1 lb (455 g) tilapia fillet
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Crema

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup (20 g) fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, about 1 lime
  • ¼ cup (60 g) yogurt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper, and olive oil with the lime juice.
  3. Using a basting brush, generously coat each side of the tilapia fillet with the marinade.
  4. Bake fish for 12 minutes in a preheated oven until edges begin to crisp and fish is moist and flaky.
  5. While fish is baking, prepare the crema.
  6. In a blender, combine avocado, cilantro, salt, pepper, lime juice, and yogurt. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  7. Serve tilapia topped with avocado crema and freshly chopped cilantro.
  8. Enjoy!
 
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