Since my schedule is so busy, working full-time as well as a full load of classes, it's sometimes hard to fit in time to cook, take pictures, and update my blog. So I've gotten into the habit of making 2-3 different dishes on my day off, and then sprinkling the posts throughout the week. It's a good system that seems to work well for me.
But sometimes, I'll make a dish that is so amazing that the waiting to post kills me. This is one of those meals. I made this on Saturday for lunch, and immediately fell in love with it. I sent my roommate, who was out running errands, a text message that said "come home soon for excellent tilapia!"
The black bean sauce is absolutely amazing. The flavors work so well together, and it's absolutely perfect on the tilapia. The greatest thing about this dish? It took me 20 minutes from start to finish. With such ease of making this dish, I'm sure this is one that will be in the "weekly favorites" rotation for a long time.
Tilapia with Spicy Asian Black Bean Sauce
4 tilapia fillets
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c black beans, drained, rinsed, and coarsely mashed
2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
2 tsp minced ginger
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 c sesame oil
1/4 c seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 c soy sauce
Preheat broiler. Spray a flat baking dish with cooking spray. Place fillets in pan. Lightly rub each side of the fish with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Place in broiler, cooking 4-5 minutes each side, until done. Meanwhile, in a small pan, saute red onion for 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients, and over high heat, bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, until sauce thickens up. Serve fish topped with a generous portion of sauce.