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New recipe: Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach and Asparagus!

Saturday, January 18, 2014 by  
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January
18
2014

I’ve got a great new recipe for you guys today: Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach, Asparagus and Scallions!

A couple days ago my friend Jim Beyer told me about this recipe, which he gave very high marks. I reviewed the recipe, and it looked fantastic–I couldn’t wait to try it! Luckily Lisa was at the grocery yesterday, so I asked her to pick up some fresh tilapia, asparagus and baby spinach.

Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach, Asparagus and Scallions

Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach, Asparagus and Scallions

The recipe calls for 4-ounce fillets, but I used 6-ounce fillets for a little extra protein (this adds about 10 grams of protein/55 calories). Lisa and I both love spicy food, so I tripled the amount of red pepper flakes (1.5 teaspoons instead of 1/2 teaspoon). I saw some people comment about how spicy this dish is, and had to laugh. Even using triple the suggested amount of red pepper flakes Lisa and I both felt the heat was there, but far from excessive. If you’re sensitive to heat, I would use the amount of red pepper flakes called for by the recipe (or even a little less, I suppose). If you like your food bold, go to town.

The dish came out amazing! About the only thing Lisa and I said to each other at the dinner table last night was, “Mmmmmmm!” and “So good!”–we were too busy stuffing our faces to talk!

At just 201 calories (256 calories using a 6-ounce fillet), this light and flavorful dish is a perfect fit for any healthy diet. Also, the prep is so fast and easy that even novice chefs will have no problem at all.

This dish is definitely going into my regular rotation! I posted the recipe in the Recipe section of this site under “Entrées” and “Seafood“. Give it a try, and feel free to post your comments and “Star” rating on the recipe’s page. Bon Appétit!

P.S. It’s been a fantastic first week of cutting. I’ll have a full progress report in tomorrow’s blog!

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