Spicy Tilapia with Asparagus

Spicy Tilapia with Asparagus

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 23 min
  • Total: 33 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Even people who aren’t crazy about fish will enjoy the spicy and flavorful taste of tilapia in this dish.


  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Cook the asparagus by placing it in a steamer for about 15 minutes until soft yet still tender. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, mix together the chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the oil.
  4. Dredge the fish fillets in the spice mixture until thoroughly covered and then place in the frying pan and cook for 3-1/2 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the fish to 4 serving plates and add the asparagus to the frying pan. Add the lemon juice and the remaining salt and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Place the asparagus on the plates and serve.


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