Perhaps this recipe should only rate 4 stars, but my husband and I REALLY enjoyed it tonight. The pineapple relish was hot, sweet, and tangy--the perfect accompaniment to the spicy fish. Served it with dirty rice. I especially liked how quickly it all came together: 15 min.
Spicy Tilapia with Pineapple-Pepper Relish
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coffeegoat Posted: 11/25/08
EllenDeller Posted: 09/26/09
Wish I had followed my instincts on this one. Pineapple and tomatoes just don't go together. Yech... We ate it because it was there, but never again. Would have been okay w/o tomatoes.
carolinablonde Posted: 11/08/09
We changed a few things... left out the tomatoes, and used the recipe for the pineapple salsa that goes with the "coconut shrimp and pineapple salsa" recipe (also on this website and delicious). Very good, simple way to cook the fish and salsa is a nice touch. We had it with some grilled shrimp and asparagus.
StceceMD Posted: 06/21/09
Very easy, light, and tasty. Perfect for a last-minute summer dinner. We served it with gazpacho and crusty bread.
MHamilton Posted: 02/27/09
I made this for a weeknight meal and will definitely add it to my recipe file. I made the relish earlier and the dish was quick and easy to prepare. I used a cajun seasoning and just a little salt....didn't need the red pepper (it was spicy enough!) The salsa complements the heat wonderfully. I forgot the lime wedges, but think it would be yummy!
NancyHW Posted: 02/15/09
Great, easy and fast recipe. Will make again and will be more prepared by having all chopped ingredients chopped before starting anything. This recipe is that fast! Forgot to include the coconut rice but will try again this week with the rice.
KzooJennifer Posted: 03/23/09
Quick and easy. Also great wiht Mahi Mahi.
Deshala Posted: 06/08/10
Really liked it. Will make it again no doubt. I'm not a big fan of spicy spicy so I added more pineapple and tomatoe to counter the pepper's heat. Could use less pepper I suppose. Served with
sewamsley Posted: 10/01/10
I added 2 serrano instead of the jalapeno, the spice was excellent!
tegrfg Posted: 12/21/10
LOTS of flavor with this recipe!!! Different flavors, sweet spicy and tangy all in one. It can also be used with chicken as well.
jskiehm Posted: 06/06/11
Just needed to be more aware of the sodium content of the cajun spices I bought... it was a bit too salty for my taste but the relish was delicious. I also had an arugula salad with lime juice, crispy bacon with rosemary, tossed with some pumpkin seeds I had in the pantry. It was a great smoky flavored salad that went well with the sweet and spicy flavors of the relish and tilapia. I also cooked my whole grain rice with low sodium chicken stock and a splash of lime to brighten up the taste. I cooked this dinner for my brother's birthday and everyone was raving about how delicious it all was. :)
rzuppann Posted: 06/08/11
Loved it! I couldn't stop eating! Easy to prepare, great flavor- it's a keeper!
lesabailey Posted: 07/21/11
Hubby cooked fish while I made relish using mini food processor and it took us under 10 minutes start to finish with minimal clean up. On top of that it tasted MAGNIFICENT. Very happy, will definately use over and over for quick weeknight meal. I didn't have rice vinegar so I just used 1T red wine vinegar. Used a lot more Cilantro just cause I had a ton in the garden,but that only made it better!
Zookooker Posted: 11/07/11
All the neighbors loved it. Not one negative comment.
SkydivingChef94 Posted: 02/15/12
Made this tonight, but tweaked the Tilapia. Instead of the Cajun seasoning, I used Kosher Salt, Course Ground Black Pepper, Coriander, and Ground Cumin and seared for a nice crust on the Tilapia. The Pineapple and Pepper Relish was out of this world! The use of the Cumin and Coriander lessened the sodium content. Made some coconut rice with this as well! Great recipe!
PinkLadyLA Posted: 08/16/12
This is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I substituted red bell pepper for the tomatoes. It is fast and easy to make.