I made this for dinner tonight because I decided I would not be going back to the grocery until Friday. So I grabbed some spices and went to town and it was DELSIH. In case you don’t know, you can buy boxes of frozen tilapia at Wal-Mart for around $12 and the filets are frozen individually. I keep a box in the freezer and thaw them in cool water for quick dinners.
4 tilapia filets
2-3 T of brown sugar
2-3 T blackening seasoning
2-3 T pecans diced fine
Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl
spicy brown mustard
1 T olive oil
1 T butter
After thawing the filets I put about 1 teaspoon of brown mustard on each filet to coat evenly, then sprinkle with your spice/pecan mixture. Flip the filets and repeat. Melt butter into olive oil on medium high heat and cook fish until slightly browned and fish flakes easily.
I served this with baked sweet potatoes which was a nice compliment to the sweet and spicy pecans, and a green salad.
Yes, I made this up. Yes, it rocks. And yes, I plan on putting this on boneless skinless chicken breasts and baking them, and possibly on a pork tenderloin. YUM!