Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Asparagus & Lemon

Chili-rubbed Tilapia W/ Asparagus & Lemon Recipe

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Missy Wimpelberg


This is a tasty rub on the tilapia. Big flavors and goes great with the asparagus. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
20 Min


  • 2 lb
    asparagus, cut into 1 in pieces (tough ends trimmed)
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (divided into 1/4 tsp's)
  • 1 lb
    tilapia fillets
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Asparagus & Lemon


  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in pan, cover, and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large plate, spreading out to cool.
  2. Combine chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate. Dredge fillets in spice mixture to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook until just opaque in the center, gently turning halfway through cooking time, 5-7 minutes total. Divide among 4 plates. Immediately add lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and asparagus to pan and cook, stirring constantly, until asparagus is coated and heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve asparagus with fish.

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About Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Asparagus & Lemon

Course/Dish: Fish

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