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Marinated Tilapia Fillets

with Hearts of Palm and Mango Salad

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets

Marinated Tilapia Fillets - The addition of garam masala gives this dish an exotic flair

1 hr
3 h. 30 min.
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for 4 servings
1 piece Ginger root (about 40 grams)
2 Garlic cloves
1 red Chile pepper
1 tablespoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon ground cilantro
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 teaspoon Turmeric
11 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
4 Tilapia fillets (each about 170 grams)
1 small Cucumber (about 250 grams)
1 small ripe Mango
2 Scallions
8 ounces Heart of palm (drained, canned)
1 Lime
5 sprigs Cilantro
3 tablespoons Mango chutney (75 grams)
carbonated Mineral water
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Mortar, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Brush, 1 Grill pan, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Can opener, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 1

Peel and chop ginger and garlic coarsely. Halve chili pepper lengthwise, remove the seeds, rinse and chop.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 2

Add ginger, garlic and chili pepper to a mortar. Crush with the garam masala, cumin seeds, coriander and turmeric to the consistency of a smooth paste.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 3

Combine spice paste in a bowl with yogurt and up to 3 tablespoons of the chutney. Rinse fish fillets, pat dry, coat with yogurt mixture, cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 4

Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Peel mango and cut into thin slices around the pit.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 5

Rinse scallions. Cut hearts of palm, cucumber, mango and scallions into small cubes or slices.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 6

Squeeze lime. Wash cilantro and pat dry, chop the leaves coarsely. Mix cilantro with the remaining salad ingredients and season with 2 tablespoons lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 7

Blend mango chutney with yogurt and 3-4 tablespoons mineral water until smooth, set aside.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 8

Remove fish fillets from marinade and scrape off excess sauce with a knife.

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Marinated Tilapia Fillets preparation step 9

Brush a grill pan with oil and grill fish fillets for about 4 minutes on each side. Arrange hearts of palm salad and fish fillets drizzled with mango yogurt sauce on plates. Serve immediately.