Spicy Peach Tilapia

I’m on a never-ending pursuit to find new ways to enjoy fish and tilapia is one of my favorites. I’m not alone,  tilapia is the popular farmed fish in the United States. Try to find tilapia that wasn’t farm raised if you can though – see my previous post here explaining why.  I also love peaches and despite the dreadful weather, I’m feeling spring-ey.  So here you go: A spring inspired Spicy Peach Tilapia.  IMG_5392

What to buy:

  • 3 boneless tilapia fillets (I cooked three instead of two for us as they were pretty thin)
  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning (I recommend just making a big batch so here are the proportions:2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons peach preserves
  • 1 lime, juiced

Spicy PeachTilapia: (serves 2)

What to do:

  • combine the cajun seasoning and brown sugar
  • rub the mixture onto the fish
  • heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a pan
  • cook fish (depending on thickness) about 3 minutes each side
  • mix peach preserves and lime juice; add to the hot pan and swirl around gently to coat the fish and allow the sauce to thicken
  • remove fish from pan and pour peach sauce over it

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