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Asian-Braised Tilapia

If there's one thing that the Baron isn't fond of, it's fish. He just can't get behind the delicate flavors and textures. But that's okay - there's just more for me! I do miss not having fish quite as often as I used to because the Baron just isn't a fan so when I had a night to myself, guess what I made for dinner? This Asian-Braised Tilapia is a weeknight dream. It's easy to throw together in one pan, cooks quickly on the stovetop and it's not only delicious but healthy too. Scallions, cherry tomatoes, baby bok choy and ginger simmer in a rice vinegar and soy broth, that also braises tilapia fillets to perfection...


After preparing this dish, I was reminded how much I missed cooking with tilapia. I forgot how quickly it cooks and how well it absorbs the flavors it's cooked with. You could prepare parts of the dish in advance by combining the prepped vegetables together, combining the rice vinegar, water and soy sauce in a measuring cup and having the tilapia ready for braising. With things prepped, it's just a matter of assembling all the components in a skillet.


Asian-Braised Tilapia
recipe from Plated


1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 bunch scallions, cut in 2 inch pieces
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
12 ounces baby bok choy, halved lengthwise
1 'thumb' ginger, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
cooked jasmine rice for serving

In a large skillet, combine rice vinegar, water, soy sauce and ginger slices. Add the scallions, tomatoes and bok choy on the bottom of the pan, creating a bed.

Cover the skillet with a lid warm up over medium high heat. When the liquid comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 4 minutes so vegetables can soften and collapse.

Meanwhile, wash fish and pat dry with paper towels. Uncover skillet and place fillets on top of vegetables and drizzle with dark sesame oil. Cover skillet and continue simmering until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 6-8 minutes.

Serve fish over steamed rice with braised vegetables. Spoon remaining sauce over fish.

12 comments

  1. I am not a fan of fish, but this actually looks like it may be really good! I think I am going to give it a try! Adding to my recipes now! Thanks!

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  2. wow this looks so good, I will have to make this for my family.

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  3. I'm not a real fishy fish, but Tilapia is one that I enjoy. Your recipe looks great!

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  4. Wow this looks nice thank you so much for sharing I really must get my cook on! x

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  5. My kids are nuts about tilapia. Thank you so much for this idea!

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  6. I love Talapia. It's one of the only fish I can stomach to eat. I'm always looking for new ways to cook it up. Thank you!

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  7. Oh this sounds SOOOO good. I love tilapia, and never thought about adding an Asian-flavored twist to it.

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  8. Hey! The Baron and I have something in common!

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  9. Wow! This looks delicious! I am not usually a fan of fish, but this looks great!

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  10. Tilapia is one of my favorite fish, I love this recipe and will have to try it!

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  11. very delicious and healthy. i love tilapia :D

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  12. I want to try this recipe, looks so yummy! Thanks :)

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