margarita grilled tilapia with cilantro black beans and rice

I luuuurve Chili’s (restaurant) Margarita Grilled Chicken, so when I found this recipe for Margarita Grilled Tilapia, I got excited.  Honestly, it tastes nothing like the restaurant version… but it is pretty fantastic in its own right.

What goes together better than margaritas and Mexican food?  Nothing!  So I scoured the interwebs for a black bean recipe that would fit the bill and came up with this recipe for Cilantro Black Beans.

The marinade contains some tequila, but you could skip it if you’re not a fan of alcohol.  There is plenty of flavor in there without it.  The lime juice cuts down on the “fishy” smell but will start to “cook” the tilapia if it’s left in the marinade too long, so try not to keep it in for more than half an hour. Continue reading

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southwest tilapia with onions, peppers and zucchini

This is another Paleo- or low-carb diet friendly recipe (without the rice) that is light, healthy and very delicious.

I was interested in the “Southwest” take on tilapia, being a lover of spice.  Every tilapia recipe I’ve come across has been either a simple bake or a Parmesan-crusted affair, so the idea of kicking up the heat sounded awesome.  If you don’t care for caliente, you can adjust the amount of cayenne you use.

I made some changes to the original recipe , and it ended up tasting how I imagine a fish fajita would.  You could use the vegetable mixture as a base for many dishes, switching out different meats.

In addition to being very tasty, it was also ridiculously easy to make!   Continue reading