Pan Seared Tilapia With Spicy Enchilada and Tomatillo Sauce

Yields: 4 servings Preptime: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 4Tilapia Filets
  • 1 10 oz canCasa Fiesta Mild Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 7.75 oz canCasa Fiesta Jalapeño Relish
  • 1 tspOnion Powder
  • 1 tspGarlic Powder
  • 1/4 cupHoney
  • 6 Tomatillos
  • 1 Lg Avocado
  • 1/2Med Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 bunchCilantro, Chopped
  • 9 tbspCumin
  • 2 clovesGarlic
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/4 cupVegetable Oil or Non-Stick Spray


For the Tomatillo Sauce:

  • Take the paper shell off of the tomatillo and wash them well, than quarter them.
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  • With a spoon, scoop out the avocado and set aside.
  • In a blender, combine the tomatillos, avocado, diced onion, chopped cilantro, 6 tbsp. of cumin, and garlic cloves.
  • Blend for 30 seconds.

To pan sear the Tilapia:

  • Season fish with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • In a large saute pan, add the oil or spray and heat over medium high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add the fish two fillets at a time (makes it easier to flip) and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until the fish is 165 degrees F. in the middle and the flesh is solid white.
  • Once cooked, ladle the two sauces over and enjoy.

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • In a saucepot, add the can of enchilada sauce, half of the can of jalapeno relish, onion powder, garlic powder, 3 tbsp. of cumin and the honey.
  • Mix until well incorporated and simmer.