Who doesn’t love an easy, healthy one dish meal? Try some moist succulent Tilapia and Shrimp set on a bed of brown rice and spinach, topped with tequila lime seasoning and cilantro.
In this recipe the Tilapia and Shrimp are frozen and from Costco. The seasonings are from Whole Foods – Tequila Lime and Chimichurri seasonings. You can use any of your favorite seasonings for flavor. Tequila Lime and Chimichurri seasonings are two of our favorites and I use them in a lot of my recipes. They are ooh so good!
Cook rice according to package instructions. I use 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Bring to boil and turn down heat to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. I also add about 1 to 2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro.
Rinse and pat dry tilapia fillets. Set fish in lined baking dish with unbleached parchment paper.
Chop cilantro (I use 1 to 2 tablespoons in the rice and a pinch over each fillet and over shrimp).
Cut limes in half and set aside to use juice for fillets, shrimp and salad.
Squeeze 1/2 lime over each tilapia fillet and sprinkle seasoning over each fillet. Then turn fillets and repeat (the amount of lime juice and seasonings that you will use will depend on your own taste). Sprinkle a pinch of chopped cilantro over top of fillets.
Cover dish with unbleached parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes at 400° degrees.
While rice and tilapia are cooking, lightly spray a small skillet with oil and add shrimp. Sprinkle a pinch of seasoning and cilantro on top of shrimp.
Drizzle lime juice over shrimp and lightly stir. Cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes just to warm shrimp. DO NOT overcook or shrimp will be tough.
Once rice and fish are done, place rice on bed of spinach and lettuce (lettuce is optional). Drizzle lime juice on top. Then lay tilapia on top of rice and place shrimp in a circle around the tilapia. Use the lime juice that is left in the dish from the tilapia to drizzle over the fish.
Optional – Shrimp, seasoning and lime juice can be mixed in small bowl and served cold.
~ Bon Appetite! ~