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Grilled Tilapia Vera Cruz


Vera Cruz is, typically, a flaky fish smothered in European ingredients for flavor. These include olives, garlic, tomatoes and peppers/spices. I chose a flaky white fish like tilapia because it's a mild fish that doesn't have a lot of flavor to begin with and since my young family will eat it fairly well, we have that readily available.

Because the olives and other spices have such bold flavors this Vera Cruz recipe amped up the flavor of our mild fish to a delicious gourmet meal. You can serve it over rice or just by itself. It is substantial enough to stand alone. If you don't like hot, you can omit the Serrano honey vinegar and the green chili olive oil. If you'd like more veggies sub in green, red or yellow peppers for color. The amount of hot that the vinegar and chili oil add, however, just gives you a hint of spice as you savor the flavors. So don't be intimidated by adding a skosh of heat to the dish! Bon Appetit!

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