Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

On busy nights, we need a quick and easy meal to get it on the table quickly and easily. This recipe is only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes!

A simple fish dinner really doesn’t get easier than this. And it’s so easy, I couldn’t believe it. This was my husband’s idea for a meal on one of those nights we didn’t take anything out and had no clue what we wanted for dinner.

We have always had tilapia, and that’s what we made this meal with, but I want to start branching out to try new fish soon. I’m picky and don’t like a very fishy-tasting fish, but have been told to try cod next. No matter what fish you like, as long as it’s a light fish, this recipe should work with your choice of fish.

This recipe actually came about because we had bought some Zatarain’s brand cilantro-seasoned rice and wanted to try that. Since it had cilantro, Justin figured some type of fish would go well, so we just started cooking. In the end, this ended up using only a few ingredients to make a delicious, simple, quick meal.

Step by Step

Seriously, it’s so simple I only have one step-by-step photo to show. I guess I shouldn’t call it step-by-step then since there’s basically only one step!

Thaw your fish just a little bit, and add it to a warm pan with a bit of oil or butter to keep it from sticking. Squirt a bit of lime juice on the fish and sprinkle with cilantro.

Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

Cook for a few minutes on each side until the fish is done. Serve with some rice and pico de gallo.

Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

Recipe

Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

On busy nights, we need a quick and easy meal to get it on the table quickly and easily. This recipe is only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro, fish, lime, seafood
Servings: 2
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 fish fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cilantro

Instructions

  • Thaw fish according to package
  • In a medium skillet add olive oil until warmed
  • Place fish in pan and pour lime juice on top
  • Sprinkle with cilantro
  • Cook until fish is done, turning at least once
  • Serve with pico de gallo or cilantro-flavored rice
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Vitamin C 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner
Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner
Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner

16 thoughts on “Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner”

  1. Tilipia was not a fish I had experienced until visiting my daughter who use to live in California. She had some and fixed it for us. Wonder white meat and great tasting. Not expensive. Will enjoy trying your recipe.

  2. The pictures are so tempting delicious looking. We love fish dishes, will try this for our dinner tonight. Yay!

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