Tilapia in Spicy Black Bean Sauce

The other day I picked up a jar of black bean chili sauce. It was only a few Euros/dollars, and WELL worth it. I think I’ve found my new obsession for the next week or two: Tilapia in spicy black bean sauce. It’s super easy (I feel like I say this every post…) and satisfied my craving for something Asian and spicy. Rawr. Here it is: (Serves 2-3ish)

You’ll need:

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2-3 Tilapia fillets (Alas, there is no fresh Tilapia available here, so I used frozen fillets. I didn’t have enough time to defrost them, so I boiled them until cooked and added them to the pan near the end)
  • 1 red bell pepper/paprika, sliced
  • 1 handful mushrooms, sliced
  • Soy sauce, to taste
  • Spicy black bean sauce, to taste (Find this in jars in your local Asian supermarket. I used about 2-3 Tbsp)
  • Dried chili, to taste (optional for some, necessary for me)
  • Rice, for serving (absolutely necessary, of course)

To make:

Saute the garlic and onion in vegetable oil (or another neutral tasting oil) for a few minutes until translucent. Turn down the heat to medium and add the mushrooms and bell pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes. Season with soy sauce, and chilies, if desired. Add the cooked Tilapia fillets and break it up into bite-sized pieces (it’ll probably fall apart naturally during the stirring process). Mix well and adjust any seasonings as needed.

Serve over rice (obviously) and enjoy!

tilapia in spicy black bean sauce. rawr


About brycelikesrice

My name is Bryce. And yes, I do like rice. Thank you for asking.
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