SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free
Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120.7
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.9 mg
  • Sodium: 78.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 20.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Spicy Carmelized Tilapia calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Spicy Carmelized Tilapia

Submitted by: EQUIS8

Introduction

This recipe has a wonderful blend of spicy and sweet, and makes the Tilapia taste more like Trout! I calculated the recipe with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper per fillet. However, when I mix the brown sugar and cayenne pepper together I make a lot more of the mixture. 2-3 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper, more or less depending on how spicy you like it. When calculating the recipe I lowered that amount because during the cooking process this mixture will melt and start to caramelize. With 90% of it ending up on the pan and NOT on the fish. For this reason make sure to line your pan, or you are going to have a hard time removing the caramel. I tend to just rinse frozen fillets, pat dry with a paper towel, and press on a decent layer of the brown sugar/cayenne pepper mixture. I like how you can just pull them out, top them off, and stick em in the oven. Pretty hassle free! They do come out a little dry, but I think that is relatively minor. This way they form a caramelized crisp around the edges and it's just wonderful. This recipe has a wonderful blend of spicy and sweet, and makes the Tilapia taste more like Trout! I calculated the recipe with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper per fillet. However, when I mix the brown sugar and cayenne pepper together I make a lot more of the mixture. 2-3 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper, more or less depending on how spicy you like it. When calculating the recipe I lowered that amount because during the cooking process this mixture will melt and start to caramelize. With 90% of it ending up on the pan and NOT on the fish. For this reason make sure to line your pan, or you are going to have a hard time removing the caramel. I tend to just rinse frozen fillets, pat dry with a paper towel, and press on a decent layer of the brown sugar/cayenne pepper mixture. I like how you can just pull them out, top them off, and stick em in the oven. Pretty hassle free! They do come out a little dry, but I think that is relatively minor. This way they form a caramelized crisp around the edges and it's just wonderful.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Brown Sugar
    Cayenne Pepper
    Tilapia Fillet

Directions

Preheat to 400 degrees
Pat dry frozen tilapia fillets
Pack on a coat of brown sugar with some cayenne pepper to taste
Bake for ~20 minutes until done.


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EQUIS8.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe