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    Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia With Black Beans and Salsa

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    KLHquilts's Note:

    From "Everyday Foods" No. 29 (Jan./Feb. 2006).

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    • 1/2 cup salsa (use your favorite prepared salsa)


    • 1 lb tilapia fillet (four 4-oz. fillets)
    • 1/3 cup cornmeal (yellow)
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Spicy Black Beans


    1. 1
      Prepare black beans: Heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes; cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
    2. 2
      Add two cans of drained and rinsed black beans and one cup water.
    3. 3
      Bring to a simmer; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for about 15 inutes. (If you want a thinner consistency, add more water to taste). Season with coarse salt to taste, and garnish with chopped cilantro.
    4. 4
      Prepare tilapia: In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal and paprika; add salt and pepper to taste.
    5. 5
      Dredge each tilapia fillet in cornmeal mixture, patting it carefully on to cover completely.
    6. 6
      In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook as many fillets as you can (without crowding) until golden and firm (about 2-4 minutes per side).
    7. 7
      Transfer to plate and keep warm.
    8. 8
      Serve tilapia with black beans and salsa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2012


      I used this recipe but for a twist i used blue cornmeal.

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    • on September 30, 2008


      Tagged for Paprika-September 2008 Herb/Spice in the Gardening Forum. Very good! I baked the Tilapia in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes, in a pyrex dish sprayed with cooking spray. I liked the combination of tilapia, black beans, and salsa, and will make this again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia With Black Beans and Salsa

    Serving Size: 1 (377 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.2
    Calories from Fat 70
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 56.7 mg
    Sodium 261.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.1 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 38.0 g

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