Five-Spice Tilapia Recipe

Five-Spice Tilapia is a flavorful and aromatic dish made with tilapia fillets and a blend of Chinese five-spice powder. The tilapia is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder, which infuses it with a rich and savory flavor. It is then pan-fried until golden and crispy on the outside, while remaining tender and flaky on the inside. This dish is perfect for those who enjoy Asian-inspired flavors. Serve the Five-Spice Tilapia with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for Five-Spice Tilapia Recipe

  • 1 Tilapia Fillets
  • 1/2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • as needed Sliced Green Onions Or Cilantro For Garnish

Directions: Five-spice Tilapia Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder. Mix well.
  • STEP 2.Add tilapia fillets to the marinade and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Remove tilapia fillets from the marinade and shake off excess.
  • STEP 4.Pan-fry the tilapia fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
  • STEP 5.Serve the Five-Spice Tilapia hot, garnished with sliced green onions or cilantro.

Cooking Tips

  • If you don't have Chinese five-spice powder, you can make your own by combining equal parts ground cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns.
  • Make sure to pat the tilapia fillets dry before marinating them to ensure a better absorption of flavors.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the marinade.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the Five-Spice Tilapia in a skillet or oven until heated through.
  • Serve the tilapia as a main dish, accompanied by steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables.
Nutrition
value
177
calories per serving
7 g Fat21 g Protein8 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    7g
  • Protein
    21g
  • Carbs
    8g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    8g
  • Protein
    21g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

Fats

  • Fat
    7g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    121mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    5mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    200mg
  • Vitamin B9
    945mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    30mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    220mg
  • Selenium
    25mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp