I liked this recipe, and I'm not a big "fish" person. It wasn't spicy like I thought it would be, and could have used fresh garlic. I used fresh green beans instead of asparagus, tossing it in the pan with fresh squeezed lemon like the recipe says, and my boyfriend and I really liked it. Nice job, I'll definitely make it again!
Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon
Tilapia, a relatively plentiful fish, has the unfortunate reputation of being dull. All it needs is a spice rub, a familiar barbecuing technique that works just as well indoors. You could also use this rub on chicken breasts or toss it with lightly oiled shrimp before cooking.
34 Reviews for Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon
This is so easy! I have found that any veggie will work. Don't be put off by the asparagus. I have done it with broccoli and green beans. Will probably try it with kale or spinach at some point. I had to leave out the salt due to low sodium diet. I did deglaze the pan with a little white wine. I felt it needed some liquid and just threw some white wine in and that was good. This is a hit with my whole family.
I used two big fillet of tilapia that totaled one pound and I needed to use more chilli powder and it taste great--not too spicy at all. I served with a creamy parmesean polenta to round out the meal. Turned out amazing!
Easy, quick, yet delicious. My favorite fish recipe ever!
If you have some boring old white fish in your freezer, you can quickly take it out, thaw in a half an hour, and literally be done with this flavorful meal in 40 minutes, thaw to eat! My go to fish recipe.