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Monday, July 11, 2011

Mojito Marinated Tilapia

We are not huge fish eaters. In this heat, though, something that works in the microwave is great. I came up with this idea today, and really liked it. I have a nice supply of mint growing in my herb garden, and I love lime. Not much of a drinker either...I've only tasted a real Mojito once, but I do happen to have some rum flavoring in the cupboard...

Mojito Marinated Tilapia for Two

2 Tilapia fillets
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons water
1 packet stevia
1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring
Optional: Lime salt, aka beer salt

In a bullet blender, add mint leaves, juice, water, stevia and rum flavoring. Blend well. Marinate the fish fillets in this mixture for an hour or more. Place fish on a microwave safe dish. Pour marinade over the fillets. Cover with waxed paper or microwave safe plastic wrap. Cook 1 1/2 minutes on a high setting. Turn fish and cook another 1 1/2-2 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with lime salt for extra zing.

For lunch, I served this with a salad. If you are headed off to the job, you could pack a frozen fillet with the marinade, then cook in the office microwave. It is that easy. If you don't like microwaves, just place it in foil in the toaster oven and bake about 15-20 minutes. This is so light and low cal, it is the perfect lunch when you are planning for a bigger dinner.

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