Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Lemon & Asparagus

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.)

  1. Bring 1-inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan.

  2. 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.

  3. Combine chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate.

  4. Coat fillets lightly in the spice mixture.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve asparagus with the fish.

  8. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks Shauwn for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

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