Tilapia with Garlic Sauce and Pasta

Tilapia with Garlic Sauce and Pasta

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 hours

This is a Garlicy fish, pasta dish in a Chile butter herb sauce.


12 ounces Angel Hair Pasta
1 Lime; Zested and juiced
10 large Garlic Cloves; finely chopped
Dried chiles de arbol; about 1/3 package, finely chopped (qty to taste)
1/2 cup Flat leaf parsley; chopped
1 cup Fresh Cilantro; chopped
1 pound Tilapia Fillets
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper; to taste
1/2 cup All purpose flour
2 cups Chicken broth
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
2 stick Butter
1 Lime; sliced for serving

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse. Place pasta in mixing bowl; cover, Set aside. Meanwhile prep rest of ingredients zest , then juice lime, set aside and finely chop garlic, peppers, parsley, and cilantro put in prep bowls and stage for use.

2. Cut each fillet into 2 or 3 pieces. In 12 inch skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium to high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Season tilapia with salt and pepper; lightly dredge with flour. Cook dredged fillets 6-8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove tilapia from skillet. Keep warm in oven

3. For sauce: Add remaining 1 tbsp oil in same pan till hot. Add garlic and peppers to skillet; cook and stir constantly for a minute or two being careful not to breath in too much of the chili fumes....remove half of the garlic and chili mixture for later use. Mix cornstarch into cool broth and whisk. Add broth to remaining garlic and chilies and add butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until thickened and flavors meld about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice, zest, parsley and cilantro and stir until combined. Add sauce, to pasta; toss to coat. Place tilapia over pasta; top with remaining garlic and peppers. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.


My daughter Cherise "re-created" it from a another recipe. She has done a good job coming up with a great dish!!

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fabulous I would only skip the dried chilies and use habanero I like spice but very good very unique!
Cookinwithweezie 5y ago

My daughter Cherise "re-created" it from a another recipe. She has done a good job coming up with a great dish!! [I posted this recipe.]
niceNspicy 6y ago

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