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Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce

Brittney Tun

"This simple dish stands out from the ordinary because of the subtle tartness of the tamarind and the heat of the pepper."
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40 m servings 184 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Rinse tilapia fillets and dry with paper towels. Dissolve tamarind paste in hot water in a bowl; stir ginger, garlic, salt, black pepper, coriander, turmeric, and cumin into tamarind mixture to make a paste. Rub paste over fish and let stand 15 minutes to absorb flavors (or longer in refrigerator if desired).
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook fish with tamarind paste in the hot oil until the flesh is opaque and flaky, about 4 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side. Drizzle with lemon juice.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This dish can also be broiled. To broil, place the fish and all the marinade in a greased broiler pan about 7 inches away from the broiler source. Cook until the fish is tender and flaky, about 5 min on each side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 8.5 g fat; 2.3 g carbohydrates; 23.6 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I don't like to give a bad review but this was not good. I followed the recipe exactly and the tilapia had a weird, bitter taste. My husband finished his portion. I've used all the spices and ...