Cilantro and lime juice covered fish fillets next to cilantro lime rice with a sprig of fresh cilantro on a square white plate with a stainless steel fork on a white and grey placemat on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

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. Cilantro and Lime Fish is only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes!

A simple dinner really doesn’t get easier than Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner. 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.

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.

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!

Step by Step

Thaw your fish just a little bit. Add it to a warm medium skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil to keep it from sticking. Squirt a bit of lime juice on the fish and sprinkle with cilantro on both sides.

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

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 20, 2018

Last Updated On: January 15, 2020

Cilantro and lime juice covered fish fillets next to cilantro lime rice with a sprig of fresh cilantro on a square white plate with a stainless steel fork on a white and grey placemat on a wooden surface

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. Cilantro and Lime Fish 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 fillets
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

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

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Instructions

  • Thaw fish according to package
  • In a medium skillet, over medium heat, warm the olive oil
  • Place fish in the pan and pour lime juice on top
  • Sprinkle with cilantro on both sides
  • Cook until fish is done, turning at least once
  • Serve with pico de gallo or cilantro-flavored rice
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Nutrition Facts
Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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44 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!

    1. That’s exactly the type of day when we come up with these recipes. Especially the ones that my son has clubs after school, then home for an hour, then back to the school for Cub Scouts!

  3. Delish! I love simple fish recipes that enhance the flavor of the fish instead of overpowering it!. This one looks like it is right up my alley!

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