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Cilantro-Chipotle Tilapia

  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:30 min
February 2009
Mild tilapia takes beautifully to a robust, smoky cilantro-chipotle sauce.
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons chopped canned chipotles in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 (6-oz) tilapia fillets
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Purée cilantro, oil, chiles with some adobo sauce, water, cumin, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper in a blender until smooth, then coat fish with sauce.
  • Line rack of a broiler pan with foil, then broil fish 3 to 4 inches from heat until just cooked through, 6 to 9 minutes.
Cooks’ note:  We’ve also got a web-exclusive recipe using the leftover chipotles in adobo.
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