Tilapia fillets with lime and chilli

Light and zingy flavours.


  • 145g pot Waitrose Pesto red chilli with tomato
  • Juice of 1 essential Waitrose lime, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 4 Waitrose Tilapia Fillets (about 125g each)
  • 300g rice noodles
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch salad onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  1. Preheat the grill. Mix a teaspoon of the pesto with a tablespoon of the lime juice and spread over each side of the tilapia and leave to marinate.
  2. Pour boiling water over the noodles and leave to stand for 15–20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and toss with the remaining pesto, red pepper, salad onions, lime juice, soy sauce and coriander.
  3. Grill the fish for 8–10 minutes, turning once halfway through until just cooked and lightly browned. Pile the noodles on serving plates and arrange the fish on top. Serve with the extra lime wedges.

Cook's tips

You can use other white fish for this dish such as cod or haddock fillets.

Drinks recommendation

This dish is crying out for a Chenin Blanc and
the ripe and crisp Zalze Chenin Blanc, Western
Cape, South Africa with its flavours of tropical
fruit and lime are the ultimate foil for the chilli.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2125.472kJ
Fat 11.3g
Saturated Fat 2.4g
Sugars 4.6g
Salt 0.9g

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 GMT 2010.