Broiled Tilapia with Chipotle Peach Salsa

If you’re looking for a light yet filling meal, try this Broiled Tilapia with Chipotle Peach Salsa. Nestled atop a bed of coconut curry risotto, this dish contains all of the fruity flavors you crave on a warm summer day.

Broiled Tilapia with Chipotle Peach Salsa from

One of my favorite types of food to eat is fish. Part of the reason for that probably comes from growing up in Florida and being able to eat delicious, fresh fish and seafood quite often. While I prefer salmon, scallops, shrimp and crab to most other types of seafood and fish, I do sometimes enjoy dining on freshwater tilapia. Yes, it’s a pretty cheap type of fish and isn’t considered fancy, but I made it fancy with this dish. :)

I served this fish over a bed of coconut curry risotto (photo and recipe below) and topped it with Chipotle Peach Salsa. It was quite delicious and I didn’t feel like I ate a house after eating it. You know that feeling, the feeling of eating a house. You feel like you are going to explode because you ate too much of a heavy meal. Yep, that is NOT fun!

Coconut Risotto from www.thisgalcooks.comCoconut Curry Risotto

Anyways, so before we get to the recipe, how was your 4th? Did you attend a BBQ or celebration? Relax at home? Do nothing? We didn’t do much. We went to BJ’s and Fresh Market, I baked a delicious dessert that I will be sharing in the near future (psst, follow along via Instagram to get sneak peeks at upcoming recipes), made some Blackberry Mojitos, and then prepared dinner, which was grilled portabello burgers, grilled sweet potatoes and pasta salad. Ken did the grilling, I did the prep work. We work as a team, yo.  I hope you enjoy this recipe! (ps, I know tilapia isn’t actually seafood but I categorized it as seafood because it just makes sense to do that. Fish, seafood, you get it, right?)

Broiled Tilapia with Chipotle Peach Salsa from 2WM

Broiled Tilapia with Chipotle Peach Salsa
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 tilapia fillets brushed with olive oil and seasoned with ground pepper and kosher salt
  • Chipotle Peach Salsa (about ½ cup per fillet)
For the Coconut Curry Risotto:
  • ⅔ C arborio rice
  • 1 C vegetable stock
  • 1 C coconut milk
  • ⅓ C sweetened, flaked coconut, chopped via your food processor
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
First you will want to prepare the risotto:
  1. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the shallot until tender. Add the curry powder, chopped coconut, fish sauce and arborio rice. Toss to coat. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the vegetable stock about ½ C at a time.
  3. Gradually add the coconut milk (while stirring) and cook until the mixture thickens. Stir often.
  4. Once the rice is done cooking, remove from the heat and set aside.
For the tilapia
  1. Place the tilapia on a baking sheet or on the grate insert of a baking pan. Broil on high, on the rack second from the top, for about 5 minutes or until the top is golden and slightly darker around the edges. Just keep your oven light on and watch it.
  2. Once the fish is done cooking, place a small amount (about ½ - ¾ C) of the coconut rice on two plates. Place the tilapia on top of the rice and then spoon the Chipotle Peach Salsa over top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 fillet

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  1. says

    Julie, that salsa sounds so fresh and bright – it really does elevate the tilapia to a new level! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us – pinning! Happy Friday and hope we see you tonight at Best of the Weekend! :)

    • says

      Yum, I love shrimp and scallops. I definitely love scallops more than fish. Great idea to use this salsa with them, Deb!

    • says

      Nope, Tilapia is a freshwater fish! I usually just call it seafood but technically, it isn’t seafood! Thank you so much, Lisa!

  2. says

    I love the peach salsa Julie, and that you made this fish “fancy”!! I eat almost any fish, luckily my kids do too. I think this would please my entire family!

    • says

      Thank you, Tanya! Haha, yea, my boyfriend was funny. When I made this, I said I was making a fancy dinner. Then I said I was using tilapia. He said something like tilapia, fancy? LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  3. says

    Fish is my go to meal whenever I want something light too! I love how you paired it with your Chipotle Peach Salsa, what a great idea. :) Pinning! Have a great weekend Julie.

    • says

      Thank you so much, Anne! I could live off of fish and seafood if it wasn’t so darn expensive! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :)

  4. says

    My family and I love fish so I cook fish often. I really like your chipotle peach salsa! My kids really get excited for dinner when fruits are part of the main dish. Love this light and healthy dish (which look beautiful)!

  5. says

    Julie! Love everything about this meal! coconut curry risotto…now that’s something I’ve never tried before! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Sounds like a perfect accompaniment to any mild fish. My husband got called into work so our 4th of July was quite different from what we had planned…He works hard for the money.

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