Tilapia & Asparagus – Chili Rubbed w/ Lemon

Default Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus and Lemon

Ingredients

  • 2 pound(s) asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt, divided
  • 1 pound(s) tilapia, Pacific sole or other firm white fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) lemon juice

Directions

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.

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.

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