Curry Spiced Tilapia with Mango Salsa

    38 min

    This is the perfect light meal for any day of the week. Tilapia fillets are seasoned with curry powder, pan-fried and served with a fresh mango salsa.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 mango, peeled and diced
    • 4 tablespoons chopped red onion
    • 1 serrano chilli, finely chopped
    • 25g coriander leaves, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
    • 4 fresh tilapia fillets

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. For the mango salsa, combine the mango, red onion, chilli, coriander, lime juice and salt in a glass bowl. Set aside.
    2. For the tilapia rub, mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, curry powder and garlic pepper in a small bowl. Rub this mixture onto both sides of the fish fillets.
    3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the fish for about 3 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork.
    4. Serve with the mango salsa.

    Serrano chillies

    If you can't find any serrano chillies, substitute in jalapeno or Scotch bonnet chillies to taste.

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    The salsa is TOO SALTY!!!! It totally killed it. Anyone who knows their way around a kitchen, knows that once you add salt, it's a bit difficult to fix if it's too salty. Follow my advice - add half the salt, stir and taste and do it at the end of making the salsa. I added fresh mint to the salsa and the sweetness of this did help the taste.(But not enough, sorry. My kids who love mango rated this 2 1/2 *. I had two mangoes, lots of fish and doubled the recipe. I also dipped the fish in flour after rubbing with curry rub and this made a nice, curry, crunchy coating on the outside and the rub was worth 3 1/2*. Overall, I'd try the rub again, but the salsa was salt overkill.  -  07 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Have used this recipe a few times and my husband loves the results. I have substituted the fresh mangoes for frozen ones which I thawed and have been using them since. I find the frozen ones sweeter than the fresh ones. Not the right season for the fresh mangoes here. We will definitely make this dish again. We did not make modifications to the receipe.  -  23 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    OMG this recipe was awesome. My first time for making Tilapia - although I order it out quite a bit! So easy..and the flavors were great. I added some cucumber to the mango salsa....This will become one of my favorites!!  -  20 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)