Spicy Tilapia with Avocado Sauce

Spicy Tilapia with Avocado Sauce


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About this recipe: This fish dish is perfect for any day of the week. The hot and smoky flavours from the fish are tamed by the cool avocado sauce. Serve with a side salad and rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tinned chipotle chilli pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from the tin
  • 4 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 115g tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks
  • 4 tablespoons soured cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a baking tray with cooking oil spray.
  2. Blend the chipotle chilli, adobo sauce, salsa and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a liquidiser until smooth; brush the mixture over both sides of each tilapia fillet.
  3. Spread the crushed tortilla chips into the bottom of a deep dish; dredge the coated fillets in the chips to coat. Arrange the fillets on the prepared baking tray.
  4. Bake the fillets 15 minutes; turn and lightly spray with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden brown, another 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While the fish bakes, blend the avocado, soured cream and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a liquidiser until smooth. Stir in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the consistency is similar to ranch dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over the baked fillets to serve.

Tinned chipotle chilli peppers in adobo sauce

Can be purchased in Mexican speciality shops or online.

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