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Tilapia with Salsa Verde

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Servings: Serves 4

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb fresh Tomatillo, husked, rinsed with warm water and quartered
1 each small red onion, coarsely chopped
2 to 3 each serrano chilies, deveined, seeded, and chopped
3 each garlic cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/3 cup Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
4 (4 to 6 oz.) each Tilapia fillets, dried with a paper towel

Directions

This spicy-tart tomatillo salsa is cooked, which gives it an unexpected, almost smooth texture. It's a perfect foil for the mild white tilapia and is also great on salmon, steak, and chicken. Recipe may be halved.
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2. Place tomatillos, onion, chilies, garlic, and 1 tsp. of the olive oil in the pan and stir well. Roast until the tomatillos have softened and turned a darker green, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
3. When cool enough to handle, transfer mixture to a food processor. Add salt, lime juice, and cilantro and puree. Mixture should be a thick, pourable consistency — if it seems too thick, add water. Alternately, use an immersion blender.
4. Heat remaining 2 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the tilapia fillets and cook until golden on both sides and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
5. Transfer tilapia to a serving platter and top with generous amounts of warm salsa. Serve additional sauce on the side.
Source: Fresh Magazine September, October 2010

Nutritional Information

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

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 190 kcal (10%)
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g (11%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (8%)
Cholesterol 55 mg (18%)
Sodium 180 mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates 10 g (3%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 24 g (40%)
Vitamins
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Minerals
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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