Pan-Seared 5-Spice Tilapia W/ Hot-Orange-Ginger Sauce

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Recipe by Manami

Spice rubs are the perfect way to jazz up mild-flavored fish and poultry. This rub - a blend of spices, herbs, salt, sugar and oil - transforms into a falvorful crust when cooked. Here we brushed the tilapia with a combination of Chinese Five-Spice Powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and oil. A purchased blend of Chinese Five-Spice Powder or one you have made is great - either one will work. Issue 73 February 2009 edition. With the sauce - vary the amount of red pepper flakes to adjust the heat of the sauce to your liking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Whisk marmalade, orange juice, vinegar, gingerroot, and pepper flakes together in small bowl.
  3. Saute garlic in saucepan with oil over med-hi heat for 30 seconds.
  4. Add marmalade mixture and simmer, stirring continuously, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt.
  7. Grind all your spices, until it is all blended together.
  8. Makes 1/4 cup of powder - will keep for several months in an airtight container.
  10. Mix five-spice powder, salt and cayenne pepper with 2 T oil in small bowl.
  11. Pat fillets dry; brush both sides with spice mixture.
  12. Heat remaining 1 T oil in large nonstick skillet over med-hi het until skillet is lightly smoking.
  13. Add fillets; saute 3 minutes on each side.
  14. Sprinkle with scallions.
  15. Serve with Hot Orange-Ginger Sauce & vegetable fried rice.
  16. Enjoy.

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