Cheers to another 20-minute meal that’s healthy, light, and delicious! This recipe of Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Lemon & Asparagus, sent in by Shauwn Jenkins of Los Angeles, CA, is a great & creative variation to a fairly traditional meal. Diabetic friendly, low calorie, low carbohydrates, low sodium… What else could you want from a Tasty25 creation? Try out this tasty recipe, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff
What you need:
2 Pounds of asparagus (Tough ends trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces.)
1 Pound of tilapia (Or other firm white fish fillets.)
2 Tbsp. of chili powder
3 Tbsp. of lemon juice
2 Tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 Tsp. of garlic powder
1/2 Tsp. salt (Divided up into 1/4’s)
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 20 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)
Bring 1-inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan.
Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in pan, then cover and steam until tender-crisp for about 4 minutes; Transfer to a large plate, spreading asparagus out to cool.
Combine chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate.
Coat fillets lightly in the spice mixture.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, cooking until white in the center, gently turning halfway, 5 to 7 minutes total.
Divide tilapia among 4 plates; Immediately after, add lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and asparagus to the pan and cook; Stir constantly until asparagus is coated and heated through, for about 2 minutes.
Serve asparagus with the fish.
Eat & enjoy!