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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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).

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  • 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

184 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 2.3g 1% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 41.6mg 14% DV; sodium 52.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
10/02/2014
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 seasonings before but the combination just didn't work for us. Sorry for the 1 star review. Read More