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Fast and Easy Recipe For Five-Spice Tilapia

Fast & Easy Dinner: Five-Spice Tilapia

Worried about a week's worth of overindulgence? Then a light, healthy fish dinner may be just the ticket. Budget-friendly tilapia is versatile enough to be delicious in tostadas or soup, or even crusted and fried, but in this simple dish it takes center stage. A quick glaze of Chinese five-spice, soy sauce, and brown sugar gives it a flavorful kick. The added bonus? It can be made in 15 minutes!

Get the recipe when you keep reading.


Five-Spice Tilapia

Five-Spice Tilapia

Five-Spice Tilapia

Ingredients

1 pound tilapia fillets
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 scallions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and cook until the outer edges are opaque, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the fish over, stir the soy mixture and pour into the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes more. Add scallions and remove from the heat. Serve the fish drizzled with the pan sauce.

Serves 4.

Nutrition (per serving): 180 calories, 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono), 57 mg cholesterol, 9 g carbohydrates, 9 g added sugars, 24 g protein, 0 g fiber, 596 mg sodium, 411 mg potassium.

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