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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.

  • Makes: 4 servings
    Serving Size:NA
  • Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

Recipe Steps:

  1. Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  2. 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.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 180 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 57 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 9 g added sugars; 7 g total sugars; 24 g protein; 0 g fiber; 596 mg sodium; 411 mg potassium.