Pan-Seared 5-Spice Tilapia W/ Hot-Orange-Ginger Sauce

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Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Spice rubs are the perfect way to jazz up mild-flavored fish and poultry. This rub - a blend of spices, herbs, salt, sugar and oil - transforms into a falvorful crust when cooked. Here we brushed the tilapia with a combination of Chinese Five-Spice Powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and oil. A purchased blend of Chinese Five-Spice Powder or one you have made is great - either one will work. CuisineAtHome.com: Issue 73 February 2009 edition. With the sauce - vary the amount of red pepper flakes to adjust the heat of the sauce to your liking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. PREPARE HOT ORANGE-GINGER SAUCE:.
  2. Whisk marmalade, orange juice, vinegar, gingerroot, and pepper flakes together in small bowl.
  3. Saute garlic in saucepan with oil over med-hi heat for 30 seconds.
  4. Add marmalade mixture and simmer, stirring continuously, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt.
  6. PREPARE FIVE-SPICE POWDER:.
  7. Grind all your spices, until it is all blended together.
  8. Makes 1/4 cup of powder - will keep for several months in an airtight container.
  9. PREPARE TILAPIA:.
  10. Mix five-spice powder, salt and cayenne pepper with 2 T oil in small bowl.
  11. Pat fillets dry; brush both sides with spice mixture.
  12. Heat remaining 1 T oil in large nonstick skillet over med-hi het until skillet is lightly smoking.
  13. Add fillets; saute 3 minutes on each side.
  14. Sprinkle with scallions.
  15. Serve with Hot Orange-Ginger Sauce & vegetable fried rice.
  16. Enjoy.