Ancho Chili-Spiced Tilapia Recipe
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Ancho Chili-Spiced Tilapia Recipe

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I love a little spice in my life, and with this dish, that’s exactly what you get! A few pantry staples and 20 minutes are all you need for this light, flaky tilapia. —Jennifer Schaub, Chandler, AZ
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 to 5 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  1. Combine the first six ingredients; sprinkle over fillets. Cook fillets in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and oregano in a small bowl. Serve with fillets. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ancho Chili-Spiced Tilapia in Simple & Delicious April/May 2013, p26

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"This makes a simple and quick dinner. My family likes the fish (even my toddler), but we don't really care for mayo so I don't bother with it."

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