Baked Honey-Lime Tilapia with Poblano, Tomatoes & Rice
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Baked Honey-Lime Tilapia

with Poblano, Tomatoes & Rice

30 MIN
2 Servings
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    Chefs! We’re bringing you a series of recipes designed with ease of cooking and cleanup in mind, but without sacrificing the incredible flavors you’ve come to expect from a classic Blue Apron meal. In this hearty bake, poblano pepper and fresh tomatoes create a flavorful bed for spiced tilapia fillets. For a golden brown crust, we’re adding a layer of spiced panko breadcrumbs before baking.
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    Baked Honey-Lime Tilapia with Poblano, Tomatoes & Rice
    Title
    • 2 Tilapia Fillets
    • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 1 Lime
    • 2 Scallions
    • 1 Poblano Pepper
    • 1 oz Butter
    • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 2 Tbsps Raw Pepitas
    • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
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    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Halve the lime; squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then medium dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    Toast the pepitas
    2 Toast the pepitas

    In a small pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a plate and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pot.

    Cook & finish the rice
    3 Cook & finish the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any small stones or impurities). Drain thoroughly. In the same pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the toasted pepitas. Cover to keep warm.

    Start the vegetables
    4 Start the vegetables

    Meanwhile, place the tomatoes and diced pepper in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Bake 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

    Make the breadcrumb topping
    5 Make the breadcrumb topping

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot, then transfer to a medium bowl). Add the breadcrumbs and half the spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

    Finish & serve your dish
    6 Finish & serve your dish

    Pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the remaining spice blend. Carefully place the seasoned tilapia on top of the partially roasted vegetables. Evenly top the tilapia with the breadcrumb topping. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are browned and the tilapia is cooked through.* Remove from the oven. Serve the finished rice topped with the cooked tilapia and vegetables and sauce. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

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    Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Halve the lime; squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then medium dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    2 Toast the pepitas

    In a small pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a plate and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pot.

    Toast the pepitas
    Cook & finish the rice
    3 Cook & finish the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any small stones or impurities). Drain thoroughly. In the same pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the toasted pepitas. Cover to keep warm.

    4 Start the vegetables

    Meanwhile, place the tomatoes and diced pepper in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Bake 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

    Start the vegetables
    Make the breadcrumb topping
    5 Make the breadcrumb topping

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot, then transfer to a medium bowl). Add the breadcrumbs and half the spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

    6 Finish & serve your dish

    Pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the remaining spice blend. Carefully place the seasoned tilapia on top of the partially roasted vegetables. Evenly top the tilapia with the breadcrumb topping. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are browned and the tilapia is cooked through.* Remove from the oven. Serve the finished rice topped with the cooked tilapia and vegetables and sauce. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

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