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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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.