Baked Costa Rican-Style Tilapia with Pineapples, Black Beans and Rice

This recipe was a hit at a small get together at our house this past Sunday. Baked Costa Rican-Style Tilapia with Pineapples, Black Beans and Rice 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Stevia
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (5 to 7-ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 cups jarred or homemade tomato salsa
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced

Directions:

Combine the rice and chicken broth in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed all of the liquid, about 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, oil, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, the garlic, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add the tilapia fillets to the marinade, turning to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Stir together the cooked rice, salsa, beans, pineapple, and remaining 2 tablespoons of the cilantro in a 2 or 3-quart baking dish. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, reserve the marinade, and lay the fish fillets over the rice mixture, overlapping if necessary. Pour the reserved marinade over the fish. Shingle the lime slices over the fish. Bake until the fish flakes easily, is opaque, and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving


Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

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Ingredients-

  • 1 pack of Artisan Whole grain tortillas
  • 8 oz shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crab meat drained
  • 1 pound of cooked medium shrimp, deveined
  • 20 oz of jalapeno salsa
  • 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of green onions (chopped)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lay out tortillas on a flat surface

Mix the shrimp, crab meat, and cheese together in a bowl- leave some cheese for the topping

In the middle of each tortilla place filling, sprinkle with sea salt & pepper, and then roll up

You will be placing these side by side in a 9x13 glass cooking pan (spray cooking oil on pan)

Pour jalapeno salsa on top 

If you have remaining mixture, place on top of salsa

Sprinkle with remaining cheese

Cover with aluminum foil

Bake for 30 min, remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 15min

Top each one with Greek yogurt and green onions

I served with gluten free chips and homemade Guacamole

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Cindy's Healthy Chicken Tacos

Cindy's Easy Grilled Chicken Tacos :)

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Ingredients:

1 teaspoon pure chile powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup water

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound chicken tenderloins (organic) cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 green bell pepper—cored, seeded and cut into thin strips

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

8 pack of whole grain black bean shells (Walmart)

Dark green spring mix (lettuce)

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1 avocado

1 cup Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the chile powder with the salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken, bell pepper and onion, seal and knead gently to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2.Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Empty the contents of the bag into the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.

3.Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a large bowl and serve with the warmed tortillas, diced tomatoes,  lettuce, cheese, salsa, guacamole,  and lime wedges.

In addition add whole grain chips for a side

Cindy's Guacamole-

Ingredients:

1 cloveof garlic

1/8  tsp sea salt

1/2 of lime- fresh squeezed

1 avocado

Directions:

Mix together in bowl with fork, chunky is better

Serve and enjoy!

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