Tilapia with Spicy Kumquat Salsa Recipe


Cal/Serving: 305
Daily Value: 15%
Servings: 2

Sugar-Conscious, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Vitamin A869IU17%
Vitamin C10mg17%
Thiamin (B1)0mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg8%
Niacin (B3)7mg35%
Vitamin B60mg18%
Folic Acid (B9)48µg12%
Vitamin B123µg45%
Vitamin D5µg1%
Vitamin E3mg17%
Vitamin K22µg27%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated11g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated2g0%
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Kumquat Salsa
Yasmin Fahr

Kumquats, the babies of the citrus family, have a sweet, edible rind and a slightly tart pulp (everything is edible except for the seeds). I typically muddle them in mojitos or caipirinhas, but incorporating them in this spicy salsa as a substitute for tomatoes adds a soft, sweet touch to this topping for quickly cooked fish.  

You could also try adding cubes of ripe avocado to the salsa as well — I see no reason why that wouldn't be a fabulous addition. Alternatively, you can use other flaky white fish instead of tilapia if it's not available. 

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For the kumquat salsa :

  • 4-5 kumquats, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced (about 1 tablesoon)
  • 1 small shallot, diced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, plus more to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro, leaves picked and roughly torn

For the tilapia :

  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika


For the kumquat salsa :

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, seasoning to taste as needed. Allow the flavors to meld together while you cook the fish. 

For the tilapia :

Wash and pat dry the fillets and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients together and mix well. Add the fish and coat it thoroughly with the mixture.

Heat a large cast-iron or heavy pan over high heat. Add the fish and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately and spoon the salsa on top. 

Recipe Details

Servings: 2
Total time: 25 minutes
Special Designations: Dairy-free, Low-fat, Healthy

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