Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Savory Cilantro Swai Fish

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Savory Cilantro Swai Fish
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Swai Fish is my new go-to fish and I can't get enough of this flavorful Savory Cilantro Swai Fish recipe. Add it to your night for a new spin of flavors.

PREP TIME: Includes 1 hour of marinading in the Refrigerator. OPTION: Choose either Lemon or Lime Juice of your choice, NOT BOTH

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Savory Cilantro Swai Fish
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Difficulty
Medium
Servings
4
Cooking Time
35 minutes
Prep Time
80 minutes

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Lean & Green Savory Cilantro Swai Fish Ingredients

  • 4 cup Fresh Cilantro Divided
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon juice (optional)*
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice (optional)*
  • 2 tbsp Hot Red Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt Divided
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 4 (7) oz Swai Fish Recipes
  • 2 cup Yellow Bell Pepper Sliced
  • 2 cup Red Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 2 cup Green Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 can Cooking spray

Lean & Green Savory Cilantro Swai Fish Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine half of the cilantro, lemon or lime juice, hot red pepper sauce, cumin, salt, and water; puree until smooth. Transfer the marinade to large resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add the swai fish to the marinade. Seal the bag, squeeze out the air, turn to coat swai fish. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.
  3. After marinating, preheat oven to 400*F. Arrange all pepper slices in a single layer in a lightly-greased, medium-sized square baking dish, and sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Bake for 20 minutes, turning pepper slices once.
  4. Drain swai fish, and discard marinade. Crust tops of swai fish with remaining chopped, fresh cilantro. Place swai fish on top of pepper slices, and bake, 12 to 14 minutes, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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Difficulty
Medium
Servings
4
Cooking Time
35 minutes
Prep Time
80 minutes

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