Cooking has been a hobby of mine since I was a little girl. I’ve always loved the challenge of making something new and impressive. I love the smell of homemade bread in the oven and being able to tell everyone at the table that it’s made from scratch. Now that I’m all grown up and have kids of my own, I don’t always have the time to spend hours in the kitchen kneading dough or rolling out homemade puff pastry, but I still want to put something on the table that is delicious and looks pretty. This recipe is just the thing for those busy nights and is even fancy enough to serve to guests. Even with chopping the fruit and veggies to make the mango salsa, this meal can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
STEP ONE: Make the Mango Salsa
Simply toss the mango, bell pepper, cilantro, tomato, salt, honey, and lemon juice until well combined. Taste a little bit to see if it needs anymore salt or honey. If you have a really sweet mango you might need more salt, if your mango is a bit under ripe, you might need more honey.
STEP TWO: Season and Sear the Fish
In a large skillet, heat oil for 3 minutes over medium high heat. Season both sides of fish with a little bit of salt and a liberal amount of lemon pepper. The lemon pepper gives a wonderful flavor to the somewhat plain tilapia. Add fish to skillet, being careful not to overcrowd the pan, and cook without moving for 2-3 minutes; two minutes if your fish are on the smaller side and 3 minutes if they are larger. Carefully flip and cook on the other side an additional 1-2 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
STEP THREE: Top with Mango Salsa and Serve
Spoon a generous portion of the mango salsa onto each fillet and serve!