Recipe:Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia

I have been craving this dish for about six months.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a Johnny Carino’s any where near DC.

I used to order Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia every time I went to Johnny Carino’s.  For Valentine’s Day 2007, Matt picked this up and brought it home to surprise me for lunch. I’m sure my breath was awful afterwards, but god it was probably my favorite Valentines gift ever…right after the Valentines when I got engaged, anyway. 🙂

But now that I’ve found this recipe, I can have it again! YAY! And, best part, Costco is even  selling Tilapia in the freezer section now…so, look out!

This recipe is modified from the original at recipezaar. Click the link for additional reviews, comments, etc. If you’d like a lower-fat version, click here.


Dinner on Aug 3, 2009. Turned out really, really well! I used some heirloom tomatoes from my garden to garnish instead of Roma.




Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia in the pan after adding spinach, jalapenos, etc.

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia in the pan after adding spinach, jalapenos, etc.



Dredge the tilapia filets in the flour, and add them with the melted margarine and garlic to a medium temperature sauté pan.Once the tilapia has finished cooking on one side, flip them over and add the jalapenos, spinach, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.Prepare the angel hair in boiling water, and allow it to cook for 3 to 4 minutes depending on the temperature of the water.As the filets begin to flake, add the heavy cream, and bring it to a slight boil.Once the cream begins to boil, remove the pan from the fire and reduce the lemon butter into the sauce. Place the pasta in a bowl, and pour the fish with the sauce over the pasta. Garnish with fresh roma tomatoes and parsley.


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