The Chinese five-spice glaze in this tilapia recipe is not only easy, but five-star worthy
Chinese five-spice powder, soy sauce and brown sugar make a quick glaze for tilapia. You’ll need a skillet that is 12 inches or larger to accommodate the pound of tilapia fillets. If you don’t have one large enough, use 2 smaller skillets instead or cook them in two separate batches, using more oil as necessary.
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 pound tilapia fillets
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and cook until the outer edges are opaque, about 2 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium, turn the fish over, stir the soy mixture and pour into the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes more.
Add scallions and remove from the heat.
Serve the fish drizzled with the pan sauce.