One of my coworkers has been trying to make some changes in her diet and is trying to add more healthy items into her daily menu. Her cardiologist suggested she try tilapia, since it's such a great tasting fish, yet is very healthy. For those who aren't fish eaters, it's a perfect fish to try, as it's very mild and almost sweet in flavor. It's also usually relatively inexpensive, so it's a great thing to know how to make.
I wanted to try a few recipes so that she'd have some quick and simple things to prepare after a long day of work. This is definitely one of those. It takes about 10 minutes to make this marinade. All of these items can be stocked in your kitchen, and you can have a great dinner on the table relatively quickly.
Although I used tilapia this time, I'm sure this marinade would lend itself well to almost any other fish, such as salmon or swordfish, or would even be excellent on shrimp. This marinade is also perfect for the upcoming grilling season.
Asian Lime Marinade
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tsp finely minced ginger
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
In a mini food processor, process garlic, ginger, and lime until well mixed. Add remaining ingredients, and process until combined. Pour over desired seafood in a ziploc bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Grill, bake, or broil until done. (As a note, the tilapia took about 10 minutes under the broiler, 5 minutes on each side)