Steamed Salsa Tilapia

Submitted by Maggie Armatys

About the cook: I am a home cook whose passion of food led me to start my own web series called The Lazy Girls Kitchen. I came to this country at 8 years old and fell in love everything about it, especially the different varieties of food. Now I am excited to share with the world my passion of food and recreating the recipes that were passed down to me from those I love in my own kitchen.

About the dish: This recipe is fresh and delicious, and most importantly really good for you. And the best part, you can substitute the fish for whatever you'd like and make the recipe your own. The flavor of this recipe comes from the wonderful freshness of the salsa. Not too mention it's quick, easy, and minimal clean up.

National Origin: American

Serves: 2

Estimated Time: 30 to 60 Minutes


◾2 pieces tilapia
◾1 cup salsa (homemade or store bought)
◾Juice of 1/2 lime
◾2 tbs. olive oil
◾Salt and pepper to taste

If you choose to make your own salsa this is what I use:
◾2 tomatoes diced
◾1/3 cup cilantro chopped
◾1/2 jalapeno diced
◾2 pieces of scallions diced
◾Juice of 1 lime
◾Pinch of salt and pepper


1.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and put aside two pieces of aluminum foil.
2.Place each piece of tilapia into it’s own piece of aluminum foil.
3.Drizzle with some olive oil and lime juice on both sides.
4.Top with salt, pepper, and a couple tbs. of salsa.
5.Fold the aluminum foil into a tent covering the fish but trying not to touch the top of the fish.
6.Bake 25-35 minutes or until fully cooked through.
7.Remove from oven and open foil packets very carefully because steam will come from the packet. Plate and ENJOY!

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