Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet, about 1/2 cup relish, and 1 lime wedge)

Fresh pineapple chunks, now widely available in supermarkets, speed the prep for this relish. Serve with coconut rice (substitute light coconut milk for some of the water to cook it). Round out this tilapia dish with a romaine lettuce salad tossed with lime dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle fish evenly with spice mixture. Add fish to pan, and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 2

Combine pineapple and next 5 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a large bowl, stirring gently. Serve pineapple mixture with fish. Garnish with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Perfectly Delicious

rissamcc
April 16, 2015
This is a perfect recipe, I wouldn't tweak a thing. It's fit for company but easy enough for family dinner. The spicy fish and sweet hot salsa play perfectly off each other. I am sensitive to heat so I was afraid between the cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning and jalapeno it would be too spicy, but it actually was perfect. The presentation is just as lovely as the flavor profile. The salsa makes a generous amount so you can enjoy it the next night with some grilled chicken, pork, fish--whatever you fancy.

Lisa1960's Review

jskiehm
September 13, 2014
Very good!!!! Next time I going to try baking in the oven.

PinkLadyLA's Review

rzuppann
August 16, 2012
This is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I substituted red bell pepper for the tomatoes. It is fast and easy to make.

SkydivingChef94's Review

PinkLadyLA
February 15, 2012
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!

Zookooker's Review

Zookooker
November 07, 2011
All the neighbors loved it. Not one negative comment.

lesabailey's Review

jkf330
July 21, 2011
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!

rzuppann's Review

carolinablonde
June 08, 2011
Loved it! I couldn't stop eating! Easy to prepare, great flavor- it's a keeper!

jskiehm's Review

Deshala
June 06, 2011
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. :)

rissamcc's Review

KzooJennifer
December 24, 2010
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tegrfg's Review

SkydivingChef94
December 21, 2010
LOTS of flavor with this recipe!!! Different flavors, sweet spicy and tangy all in one. It can also be used with chicken as well.