Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia Pasta

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You can whip up this meal fast and has a punch of heat and flavor.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups penne pasta

  • cup margarine, melted

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia fillets

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

  • 1 roma (plum) tomato, chopped

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  2. While the pasta cooks, combine the melted margarine and garlic in a shallow dish. Place the flour in another dish. Dip the tilapia filets in the garlic butter mixture and then immediately coat with the flour. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fish in the oil until golden brown, turning once, about 5 minutes total.

  3. Pour the cream, lemon juice, and remaining garlic and margarine mixture into the skillet. Stir in the jalapenos, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook until sauce has reduced slightly and fish flakes easily with a fork; about 2 minutes. Mix the baby spinach into the sauce and cook until wilted. Stir in the chopped tomato and the cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

578 Calories
30g Fat
46g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 578
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 844mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 857mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.