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Tilapia en Salsa Verde


Ok, so this was a last minute invention but it turned out AMAZING! I got four tilapia filets, very fresh at Whole Paycheck and was going to make them my usual way, A la Veracruzana, with tomatoes and onion and olives and capers. Then I remembered I had a tub of fresh salsa verde we that needed some love. Here’s what I did:

Preheat the Broiler on High.


  • 4 tilapia filets (other white fish will work)
  • Butter
  • 1 cup of flour (I used gluten-free Pamela’s Pancake & Baking Mix because it browns nicely)
  • 2 cups of fresh Salsa Verde
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated Pepper Jack cheese (or to taste… you can use any melty cheese really)


  1. Dredge the tilapia filets in flour seasoned with salt and pepper (I added a dash of garlic powder too). Shake off excess.
  2. Melt a pat of butter in a non-stick pan and cook the tilapia until the flour gets nice and golden brown. It should only take a couple minutes per side. Don’t worry if the fish is a little bit undercooked, it will finish cooking in the oven. Place the four browned filets in a single layer in a rectangular Pyrex.
  3. In the same non-stick pan, heat up the olive oil and saute the salsa until it changes from bright green to a little duller green color and it consumes down a bit (so it’s not too watery).
  4. Pour the hot salsa on top of the filets making sure they all get covered.
  5. Distribute the cheese evenly on top of the tilapia and salsa.
  6. Place in the oven with the broiler on high for a couple minutes until cheese melts and bubbles (be SUPER careful because it can go from beautiful melted cheese to charred cheese in a matter of a minute).
  7. Serve with a side of white rice and some salad or sliced tomatoes. Simple and delicious!



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