I can’t get enough seafood lately. I’m not sure why, but something about fish keeps me coming back time-and-time again. Even though it is the beginning of fall and I should be craving heavier dishes, I find I just want seafood, fish in particular. I can’t shake the craving.
Luckily I still had some Tilapia in the freezer. A little foraging in the pantry and I decided that I was looking for some richer flavors than the last few dishes I’ve made, but not so heavy as to leave me tired at the end. This was the result.
I can’t stress how well this turned out. I also don’t want to waste any more time getting to the meat of the issue. I want you to try this and tell me if I’m crazy, because I think I may have just found the perfect Tilapia recipe. No joke. It’s that good. try it and let me know what you think.
Chili Spiced Tilapia in Garlic Sauce
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 92g
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
I think a splash of white wine in the sauce would have added a lot more depth to the dish. It was great as it was, so until I try it with wine added I can’t say that for certain. A bit of lemon juice might go well also, but I’m afraid that it might overpower the flavor of the thyme.
I also think that the black bean and corn relish I made with this recipe would have served much better in this instance than it did in the original. The seasonings on this fish would match that relish perfectly. I’m really going to have to revisit this and I will most definitely let you know how it goes over.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Lemon Garlic Tilapia, from Home with Mandy
- Tilapia with Lemon and Dill, from For the Love of Cooking
Will be trying this tonight – it looks perfect!
I’ll let you know the results from the critics here in the household :-)
Am always looking for new Tilapa recipes, in fact, just published one today! This looks like my kind of dinner.
It’s a winner, for sure. Let us know how it turns out.
It’s amazing, really. I wasn’t expecting the kind of wonderful that a few simple ingredients created here. Give it a try and let me know if it’s as good as I think it is.
Adding some corn meal to the flour gives the fish an additional texture and flavor when cooking. =]