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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.8
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 126.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g

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Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes

Submitted by: LOVE2COOK
Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes

Introduction

Light and luscious, this simple baked tilapia recipe is just right for your appetite. Light and luscious, this simple baked tilapia recipe is just right for your appetite.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 (4-ounce) tilapia fillet
    1 tsp olive oil
    juice from half a lime
    Garlic/garlic powder (optional)
    1/2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup cooked spinach
    1/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

Tips

We love this dinner served with asparagus.


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Directions

Preheat the broiler.
Brush tilapia with olive oil.
Squeeze on lime juice, then sprinkle with (optional) garlic powder and cilantro.
Broil in oven 6 inches from heat, about 5-7 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork
While tilapia is broiling, place spinach in microwave safe dish.
Toss with garlic powder or minced garlic (optional).
Cook according to package directions.
Keep covered and warm until fillets are done.
Spoon cooked spinach on a plate, place fish over spinach, top with chopped tomatoes.
Serve with herb bread if desired.
Recipe is for an individual serving; multiply recipe by the number of desired servings. (Works as a dinner for one or 12!)





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  • Good
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    This was quite good and different than any other way I have made fish. I used fresh spinach and sauteed it with the garlic and was pleasantly surprised at the flavor of this simple combination. I will definetely do that one again. Also I will be making the fish again. - 3/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! I did change it by putting the parmesan directly on the fish, topped it w/the cilantro (I didn't have any tomatoes). I substituted the spinach for stir-fried bok choy with a tsp of olive oil and served it w/a side of w/w couscous (w/dried cranberries and grapes). - 7/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    This dish was delicious. The whole family loved it. I put the tomatoes and parm cheese on for the last couple of minutes of cooking and that worked wonderfully. Will definitely make this again and again. - 7/18/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Even my kids ate it! It was light and refreshing. I served it with brown rice on the side. I did use more lime than asked for. I will definitely make this again! - 3/23/07

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I add more lime too and skip the spinach. Instead I put fish over a layer of pica de gallo. Yum - 3/22/07

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  • 12 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Spinach? Tomatoes? Parmesan cheese? I see white fish with some parsley & a lemon on it. The picture says a 1000 words. It is how most people judge whether a recipe is good enough to eat. When the picture differs, it is hard to judge. Not rated as I have not tried it. - 7/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Another delightful meal thanks to Sparkrecipes. I used fresh salsa since that was available. I added more lime than called for at other members suggestion. It turned out beautifully and looked fancy. A keeper for those formal dinners were I'm trying to impress guests. - 2/4/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe the first time around as directed and it was good enough to try again. Second time through I added more lime and it was amazing! The entire family enjoyed it! - 3/14/07

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This dish is delicious but I had to spice it up. I added fresh garlic, fresh pepper and intalian herbs and was so much better. I will try this recipe again. - 10/4/09

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this receipe and liked it fairly well. I think next time I will use more lime juice & less cilantro. Also, I will add the tomatoes before cooking. - 8/9/07

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  • Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is a nice, light dinner. I suggest serving it over brown rice, add a little more lime juice and cook the tomatoes first to enhance the flavors. - 3/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicious. I have used this recipe with flounder and salmon as well as Tilapia. I seasoned with salt and pepper and used fresh garlic instead of powdered. Yum! - 1/22/10

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  • O.K.
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Found the talapia bland. But maybe because I used an Italian 2% 3 cheese blend instead of just parmesean. Also added the tomatoes & cheese for last 3 minutes. Also it took 10-12 min of broiling and my filets were small. - 2/4/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Ok use for tilapia. Would recommend more lime juice, and adding the tomatoes before broiling. - 3/11/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed the flavor and the freshness of this recipe. I used fresh, raw spinach instead of cooked, too. Even my kids ages 6,4, and 2 liked it pretty well. Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe! - 3/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I love this and will definetly make it again. - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used salsa instead of the tomatoes and enjoyed it! I'll use the leftover tilapia in some fish tacos tomorrow. - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, I used fresh spinich and sauteed it. I also tossed the tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. - 9/30/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    garlic was added and I used fresh spinach and also fresh basil. This is simple and a great basic recipe. You can use this base for almost any shellfish or seafood as well. What ever is on sale. Please use common sense when using any fish item/seafood or shell fish. - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Looks very quick and easy. I love new ways to cook fish, and I love the calorie count! - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love citrus and always use lemon with fish but had never tried lime and cilantro. Every other ingredient in this recipe is one I love! - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe, but my husband found it a little bland. Next time I'll use more lime juice as suggested. Also tastes good on catfish. - 6/6/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, I actually tried it with Halibut, came out great! - 3/27/07

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Be sure to get Tilapia farmed in the USA, grown in environmentally healthy systems. Chinese Tilapia is often raised in unhealthy conditions that can compromise the quality of the fish and adversely affect the environment. - 6/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a very tasty and fulfilling meal. I've cooked it in bulk so I can have a quick meal without the guilt. Delicious! I love the lime and cilantro combo on this clean, low-fat fish. - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved how easy this was, and the flavors were wonderful. We will be eating this again and again. - 9/2/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good dish! I served it with brown rice, and corn & black beans as a side dish. - 12/28/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If the recipe calls for serving the fish over cooked spinach, SHOW it placed on cooked spinach--NOT with broccoli spears. If it says "topped with tomato", than ADD tomato to the photo. If cilantro is chopped and on top, don't show it as a sprig for garnish. - 7/21/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very easy meal, subbed in low salt canned stewed tomatoes.and baked in glass dish covered in aluminum @400 for 20 min...turned out great. - 7/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very good and very light. Had it with Jasmine rice. - 8/3/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm so glad to see a recipe for one serving! Can't wait to try - 7/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made just the tilapia wth the lime and cilantro...was cooking for my diabetic father. will make according to the recipe another time for the rest of my family. he loved it..said it was great. - 7/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needed salt, but it was really good! - 7/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really, really liked this! It made almost a complete meal. Thanks! - 7/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. - 5/15/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight and I loved it! It was simple, quick and delicious. - 5/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used a bigger Talapia piece, more spinach, more garlic and none of that cilantro stuff. - 4/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YUM! i love tilapia - 3/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like diner tomorrow! - 3/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. Had to cook the fish longer though. Not fond of spinach but eat it anyway because it's so good for you. didn't make any changes to recipe. Might add some onions next time. Would make it again. - 3/3/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love tilapia but not the spinach I prefer rice. - 3/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really liked this, very easy recipe! - 2/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved the flavors! My broiler was not working, so I microwaved it and it turned out flaky and delicious. - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A change of pace for fish! Tasty! - 2/18/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    nice - 2/18/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. Will definitely make this one again. - 2/17/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! And perfect opportunity to play with the spices and seasonings. - 2/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's all been said, delish..... - 2/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Cilantro is my fav! - 1/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good! - 1/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Amazing!! Loved the tilapia and was very easy to make!! :) - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't like fish unless it comes with an old man in a yellow raincoat. Thanks for changing my life!! - 1/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    fabulous recipe...will make again... - 1/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was delicious, easy to prepare and very healthy. Thank you for sharing it. - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good, served with brown rice and no spinach. Well make once a week for a quick meal when kids have all there evening sports. - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! - 10/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was awesome..I don't know if I can wait till lunch to eat the rest - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy! lots of flavor! - 10/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 10/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and I will make it again!! I also used extra lime juice!! - 9/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! - 9/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. Next time I will use more lime juice. I also sauteed fresh spinach on the stove. The fresh tomatoes on the top really made it taste yummy! - 9/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used basil instead of cilanto.It was very good. - 9/16/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great!!! AND, I was wondering what to do with the Tilapia I have in the fridge! Cant wait to try it plus all of the suggestions from our fellow Sparkers!! - 9/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Hmm, I'm not that big of a spinach fan but I think I'll try this. Sounds yummy! - 7/18/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i probably goofed it up - but I would have preferred fresh spinach. - 7/5/09

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this as soon as I pick up the ingredients! - 10/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good flavor, quick and easy to cook. - 8/8/07

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  • Great recipe, I will try it again and because I do not like the flavor of the cilantro, I will just leave it off. - 7/23/13

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  • Okay. I've looked at this recipe 3 times, and I still don't find any mention of parmesan cheese. Where did ya'll get this? - 7/22/13

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  • Hey, that looks like a perfect low-carb dinner, thanks!
    (Although, I suspect sparkmails calling this a "10 min meal" is pushing it a bit. Maybe if every single tool and ingredient is out and ready on the counter like in a cooking show. I usually like sparkpeople because it stays realistic.) - 7/22/13

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  • I give up! What is this a picture of? My recipe says spinach & tomatoes. I see asparagus and a sauce. I would like to know the recipe for those. - 7/21/13

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  • Where does the Parmesan come in? Just asking because it's mentioned in a few comments.
    I'd really like to try this sometime soon, though all I can get freshest is haddock.
    Spinach and tomato would probably be in the dinner anyway! - 7/21/13

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  • Have had this issue before where the picture does not match the recipe. Looks like lemon, not lime, and no sign of tomatoes or spinach. SP, please check on these things! - 7/21/13

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  • Use any fish but tilapia and I would give it 5 stars. Investigate how this fish is raised and you will never eat it again.....nasty! - 7/21/13

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  • Something is way off here. No spinach in the photo, and most of the comments mention tomatoes and parmesan, which are not listed in the recipe. I think I'd like it better if they were, but what do you do with them? - 7/21/13

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  • Tilapia is not seafood. It is often farmed in 3rd world countries in deplorable chemical laden conditions. Google it. Eat wild caught fish! - 7/21/13

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  • DELICIOUS - 7/21/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried this yet, but so glad to see it's as good as using tilapia. Since my husband and I offshore fishing, we don't eat fresh water fishing when the fish is so much better in the ocean! - 7/21/13

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  • Really good, nice texture to the fish. - 5/6/13

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  • MARGARITA TILAPIA?!? This was really good, but I too changed it up a bit. I skipped the spinach, but added a little bit of salt, more lime and less cheese. As others have suggested, I added the tomatoes (halved, grape tomatoes) prior to broiling. The blackened peels on the tomatoes were awesome. - 5/5/13

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  • Easy and delicious! I used cod (I like it better than tilapia) and sauteed it rather than broiling it (seems like a waste to use that much power for a single serving) and it was YUMMY. Loved it. - 3/29/13

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  • This recipe is fantastic. This fish came out the perfect texture at 7 mins. I added a little capers to it and it was awesome. Thanks for this super fast, super easy recipe. - 1/11/13

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  • works well with any white-fleshed fish - 8/8/12

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  • I made just the fish and used garlic olive oil. It was a HUGE hit. Very good! Definitely one I will try again :) - 8/2/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a fish eater but this does look good enough for me to try - 7/26/12

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  • There were no left-overs on this recipe. I substituted broccoli for the spinach and it was great. Will do this one again. - 7/24/12

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  • Great dish! My wife (a picky eater) loved it. I added avocado and a side salad to the plate. I cooked the spinach a little more than is shown on the picture and placed it directly under the fish. Will definetly be adding this to my menu. Thanks for sharing the recipe! - 7/23/12

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  • You MUST use the fresh minced garlic--makes it delicious! - 7/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do love fish! - 7/21/12

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  • I enjoy tilapia and this is one quick and easy recipe. Thanks! - 7/21/12

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  • I changed the recipe a bit but it came out delicious! I added garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper to the fish. I also made packets of aluminum foil for each filet to contain the lime juice. I omitted the spinach entirely and just sliced up some tomatoes to top the fish with. Yum! - 6/15/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum
    - 5/29/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Makes fish taste so good. - 5/17/12

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  • I'm not typically a fish eater, but my brother and I absolutely loved this recipe! We're definitely going to make it again, this time for the whole family. - 2/12/12

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  • Great! Quick easy and good flavor - 2/1/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good - 1/17/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this. Even my son will eat it! - 9/16/11

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  • Light and tasty! I omitted the oil and increased the cilantro and lime. I also used fresh asiago instead of parmesan. The increased flavor of the asiago allowed me to use 1/2 Tbsp per each filet instead of a full Tbsp. The asiago also eliminated the need for any salt. Fabulous! - 8/22/11

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  • It was great. Added a bit more lime. - 8/14/11

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