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Tantalizing Tilapia Pitas with Habanero Peppers

Tantalizing Tilapia Pitas with Habanero Peppers Recipe

We love tilapia for lunch. Such a light and flaky fish, it is ideal for quick preparation and truly takes on the flavor of your accompanying ingredients. In this case, we've added the wonder habanero pepper, along with jalapeno, Cajun seasonings and a Cajun-garlic-may that goes great with so many things. Don't forget the avocado.

Tantalizing Tilapia Pitas with Habanero Peppers


  • 2 habanero peppers, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Sliced avocado for topping
  • 4 warmed pita bread slices
  • FOR CAJUN-GARLIC-MAYO: 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat. Add habanero peppers, jalapeno, onion and olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes, or until vegetables soften.
  2. Add tilapia fillets and sprinkle with Cajun seasonings. Cook about 1 minute.
  3. Add white wine and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook about 4-5 minutes, or until tilapia fillets are cooked through, white and flaky.
  4. While fish is cooking, add mayo, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasonings and garlic to a small mixing bowl. Mix well.
  5. Divide fish and cooked peppers/onions between the pita slices.
  6. Top with avocado slices and Cajun-Garlic-Mayo.
  7. Serve!

NOTE: This recipe also goes great with a spicy verde sauce or a green habanero sauce.

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