I haven’t made this recipe in literally years! Originally posted in 2010, I thought of it today and am fixing this for dinner tonight. Can’t wait! This dish goes together really fast, so it is an easy meal prep during the summertime when you’d rather be outdoors having fun than cooking in the kitchen. If you wish, you can use whole fish for this recipe. This spice mixture would also be good on flounder or trout. This recipe is Induction friendly. The batch pictured has 1 small Roma seeded and finely chopped. I enjoy this entree both with and without the tomato. I have not included the tomato in the recipe or nutritional stats, however.
2 Tilapia filets (about 8 oz. each), or fish of choice
1 tsp. minced ginger root
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 finely chopped jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 T. chopped cilantro
¼ tsp. turmeric
Dash each of cayenne & black pepper
3 T. unsalted butter, melted
OPTIONAL: 2 tsp. tomato sauce smeared on fish before spices added.
DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl. Do not use a plastic bowl or the turmeric will permanently stain it. Add melted butter and mash it all up together. Place fish on oiled, non-stick or parchment-lined pan. Spread tomato sauce on (if using), add seasoning mixture evenly on the top of each filet. Broil for about 10 minutes (15or so for whole fish), until thickest part of the filet is firming up. Or, you can bake for about 20 minutes (30 minutes for whole fish, depending on size), but I personally think broiled is better.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Serves 2, each serving contains:
327 cals, 15.5g fat, 1.6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1.1g NET CARBS, 45.5g protein, 123 mg sodium