Tilapia with Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Tilapia with Black Bean Garlic Sauce made with tilapia fillets cooked in a spicy, garlicky black bean sauce. It’s quick and easy to prep yet delivers big, bold flavors!

If you are looking for a fish recipe that’s easy to prep yet big on taste, this tilapia with black bean garlic sauce brings it on! Ready in under thirty minutes and with just a handful of ingredients, you won’t believe the amazing flavor you get in every bite.

Cooking steps
Wash tilapia and pat dry. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add tilapia and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until nicely seared but not fully cooked.
In a lightly greased baking dish, arrange fish in a single layer and keep warm.
In a saucepan, combine black beans, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly, and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Pour mixture over tilapia.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake in a 375 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and sauce is reduced. Serve hot.
Spicy and garlicky, this tilapia dish is an adventure for the taste buds! Give it a try for dinner tonight and make sure to have plenty of steamed rice ready. You’ll thank me later. 🙂

Want more spicy seafood recipes? Sriracha Shrimp Scampi, Spicy Tahong, and Bangus Sisig are a few of our favorites.

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Tilapia in Black Bean Garlic Sauce
Tilapia with Black Bean Garlic Sauce made with tilapia fillets cooked in a spicy, garlicky black bean sauce. It’s quick and easy to prep yet delivers big, bold flavors!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Entree Cuisine: Asian Keyword: tilapia with black bean sauce Servings:
4
Servings Calories: 316kcal Author: Lalaine Manalo
Ingredients
4 (4 ounces each) tilapia fillets
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup salted black beans (tausi), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 cup water
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Instructions
Wash tilapia and pat dry. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add tilapia and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until nicely seared but not fully cooked. In lightly greased baking dish, arrange fish in a single layer.
In a sauce pan, combine black beans, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce and water. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly, and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Pour mixture over tilapia.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake in a 375 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and sauce is reduced. Serve hot.
Nutrition
Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 2936mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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