Whole Roasted Tilapia With Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

  • SERV 2
  • COOK 18-20 Mins


1 Whole Tilapia, cleaned

Seasoning Rub

3 tablespoons smoked paprika
3 tablespoons dried cilantro
3 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1.5 teaspoons black pepper


1 ripe avocado
3 tomatillos
1 tablespoon honey
1 bunch cilantro (divided in half)
Juice and zest from 1 lime
1 jalapeno
1 clove garlic
½ white onion, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine all spices and set aside until you are ready to use. This blend can be made in advance and stored in an air-tight container up to thirty days.
  • For the salsa, Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. With a sharp knife, make slashes crosswise on a diagonal along the body of the fish every 2″ on both sides.
  • Season fish generously inside and out with seasoning rub. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Roast 18-20 minutes, the fish will be tender and flaky, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • Pour salsa on a platter and gently place the fish on top. Garnish with reserved cilantro in the cavity and around the fish. Serve with tortillas.

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