Friday, November 17, 2006

Grilled Tilapia and Avocado Tostada





Tilapia fish is just right for this dish. Some fish are too overpowing but Tilapia has a smooth mellow flavor with a mild, sweet-tasting fillets. It's turning out to be a favorite of mine. There are plenty of tilapia recipes to choose from because the tilapia fish is versatile and takes seasonings well. Be sure to try grilled tilapia for a real treat.
You can also find tilapia recipes for baking, broiling, and frying.


4 flour tortillas (I useHigh Fiber Low Carb Low Fat Wraps for the added protein)
3 Tblsp olive oil
1 lb. tilapia
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 sm red onion, thinly sliced
1 heart romaine lettuce, thinly sliced crosswise
2 med tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 avocado, quartered, skinned, pitted, and sliced lengthwise
1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
I used pica del galos (recipe will follow)

1.Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.

2.Brush tortilias with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Grill, flipping once or twice, until crisp, about 2 minutes. I set them on the grill about a minute and made rolled burritos.

3.Brush tilapia on both sides with 1 tablespoon of the oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Grill, flipping once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. I found it hard to turn them, they get flakey, so I just cooked on one side with cover on grill. Let rest 4minutes and pull into chunks with fork.

4.Place each tortilla on plate. Scatter on onion, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and radicshes. Lay tilapia pieces on top. Fan sliced avocado quarters ove tilapia and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon oil. Serve with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 servings.

380 calories,26 grams protein, 19 grams fat.

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