Monday, February 11, 2013

Tilapia with Black Bean Salsa

This is a quick and easy dinner to make. I love cooking tilapia! We eat it for dinner a lot so I always have a bag of fillets from Costco in the freezer. The fillets thaw really fast, so it can make a great last minute dinner. I got this recipe from my mom, she is always thinking up great recipes!


  • 2 to 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • seasoning for tilapia

Saute the garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno in the olive oil until tender. Add the can of tomatoes and the can of black beans. Season the tilapia fillets with either salt and pepper, or I sometimes use the recipe below. Place the fillets in the pan and let it cook in the simmering juices for about 8 to 10 minutes flipping the fillets halfway through. Once the fish is cooked through remove from the heat and add the cilantro.

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Yield: 2/3 cup

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