Friday, June 17, 2011

Glazed Tilapia

Now that the weather is nice, I'd rather be outside doing something productive reading a book on the porch than spending hours and hours on dinner. So, you may notice some super-speedy recipes these days. That, or really short blog posts.

Anyhow, this glazed tilapia was born out of the need for speed. These ingredients are all things I keep on hand, so it didn't require a special trip to the grocery store.  And the double bonus was this: since I was only making two tilapia fillets, I had extra glaze leftover. So, I boiled up some angel hair pasta (that stuff cooks at the speed of light), and stirred in 1-2 tablespoons of glaze and a few drops of pasta cooking water. Et voila! A side dish.

Sigh. How I love cooking quickly.

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Glazed Tilapia 
Serves: 4

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon dried ginger
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pinch of red pepper flakes
4 tilapia fillets, about 1" thick each
Salt and pepper

Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin, ginger, garlic, lime juice, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, adjust oven rack to the highest setting and preheat the broiler. Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper and brush with the glaze.  Broil for about 7-8 minutes, until fish is cooked through. Brush with additional glaze before serving.


  1. Tilapia has been popping up all over our local market recently so this is definitely going to be on my summer recipe list. I'm totally with you on getting in and out of the kitchen as quick as possible during the summer!

  2. This is a great summer dish! Yes, I am sure that my husband is not too happy on the quick fix meals, but I need a break sometimes. Thanks for the addition to my short cut recipes!

  3. I love Tilapia and my latest post is on a tilapia dish. I love the glazing you gave .. isn't Tilapia such a comforting soft fish :)

  4. i have frozen tilapia in my freezer. I think I have all theingredients in my pantry I bookmarked this to try this holiday weekend

  5. Glad you all like this recipe! Another thing I love about tilapia is that it is CHEAP!