Garam masala, an Indian spice blend, is delicious on tilapia, balancing the slightly sweet fillets with gently warming. The boldy flavored fish is made even more magical when it's paired with a harmonizing watermelon salsa.
2cupscubed seedless watermelon, cut into ¼-inch cubes
½cupchopped red onion
½cuppacked fresh mint leaves, chopped
½teaspoonfine sea salt, divided
⅛teaspooncayenne pepper or to taste
1tablespoonfresh squeezed lime juice
1teaspoonagave nectar or honey
4skinless tilapia fillets (about 6 ounces each)
First Make The Watermelon Salsa:
In a medium bowl gently toss together the watermelon, red onion, mint, half the salt, cayenne, lime juice and agave nectar to combine.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare and Cook the Tilapia:
Sprinkle both sides of the fish with garam masala and salt.
In a large skillet heat the oil over medium high heat.
Add the fish and cook, turning once for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Serve with watermelon salsa.
To Make Your Own Garam Masala:
Mix 1 tablespoon ground cumin,1-½ teaspoons ground coriander, 1-½ teaspoons ground cardamom, 1-½ teaspoons black pepper, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, and ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg in a bowl.
Place mix in an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place.
Substitute any lean mild white fish—cod, flounder, snapper—for the tilapia. The watermelon salsa would work well with grilled chicken breasts too3*SmartPoints (Green plan)1*SmartPoints (Blue plan)1*SmartPoints (Purple plan)6*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Indian Spiced Tilapia w/ Watermelon salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 223Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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