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Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon

From: EatingWell

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.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Rated : 
 by 3 people
Ingredients
2 pounds  asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons  chili powder
1/2 teaspoon  garlic, powder
1/2 teaspoon  salt, divided
1 pound  tilapia, Pacific sole or other firm white fish fillets
2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons  lemon juice
Directions
1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in the pan, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large plate, spreading out to cool.
2. Combine chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate. Dredge fillets in the spice mixture to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook until just opaque in the center, gently turning halfway, 5 to 7 minutes total. Divide among 4 plates. Immediately add lemon juice, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and asparagus to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the asparagus is coated and heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve the asparagus with the fish.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 210, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 418 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 24 g, Potassium 645 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 37%, Iron 33%. Exchanges: Vegetable 2,Lean Meat 3,Fat 1.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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marlenemullown wrote:

This was definitely easy to make and the asparagus was yummy with the lemon flavor. I ended up adding brussel sprouts as I find they are a little "meatier" and they turned out well. The chili was nice with the tilapia but not as great as some of the other meals i have tried online here. Not a bad meal, easy to make and tasty

10/26/2010 12:07:10 PM Report Abuse

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