The question of the day – just what is Moroccan Food and why should we be eating it? Okay, so that’s two questions. Even so, it all comes down to one answer summed up in a single word – delicious!
Moroccan cuisine is an amazing blend of spices, flavors and textures. Moroccan cooking is a celebration of cuisines, customs and cultures from around the world. It is the multi-layering of African, Middle Eastern and South American flavors, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
This beautiful dish incorporates so much of the magic that is Moroccan foods. The fish filet represents the bounty of the sea. The mango the sweetness of the land and spices such as cumin and coriander are essential ingredients. And if you really want to bring it home, serve the Tilapia over a bed of your favorite Couscous.
Moroccan Seasoned Tilapia with Mango and Cilantro
1 ripe Mango, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro leaves
4 (5-oz) Tilapia Fillets
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh ground Black Pepper to taste
2 teaspoons ground Cumin
2 teaspoons ground Coriander
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Peel and dice one ripe mango. Catch the juices and place the diced mango with its juices in a small bowl. Set aside.
Finely chop the cilantro leaves. In a small bowl, combine the diced mango and chopped cilantro. Set aside until ready to use.
Season both sides of tilapia fillets with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle the cumin and coriander all over both sides of fillets. Gently massage the spices into the fish.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tilapia fillets and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, until fish is fork-tender.
Spoon mango mixture over tilapia and serve.
Original Recipe: Food Network