If you’re into fitness and dieting at all, then you’re probably familiar with the amazing power of fish. High in both protein and taste, fish is a flexible option for meat or an otherwise unhealthy alternative. On this Sugar Free Sunday, we’re going to tell you how to turn one ugly fish into a great Sriracha Tilapia dinner for two!
For our side, let’s do a coleslaw! However, most coleslaw are heavily based around milk and mayo so here’s an alternative that is full of protein and flavor.
Mayo-Free Coleslaw (Asian Fusion)
- 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 5 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter (Trust me)
- 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Ginger Root (Can use paste as well)
- 1 And 1/2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic (Can use paste as well)
- 6 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
- 5 Cups Of thinly Sliced Green Cabbage
- 2 Cups Of Thinly Sliced Red Cabbage
- 2 Cups Of Shredded Napa Cabbage
- 2 Thinly Sliced Red Bell Peppers
- 6 Chopped Green Onions
- 1/2 Of A Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 2 Julienned Carrots
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the rice vinegar, vegetable oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Set this aside until later.
- In a larger bowl, mix and toss the different cabbage varieties, red bell peppers, carrots, green onions, and cilantro.
- Just before serving, add in the peanut butter mixture and toss liberally to make sure it’s spread around to every single vegetable.
Now for the main course, the easy to make semi-spicy Honey Sriracha Tilapia.
- 1/4th Of A Teaspoon Powdered Garlic (Garlic Salt will also work)
- 2 Tablespoons Of Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Of Soy Sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Of Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Of Soy Sauce
- 1 And 1/2 Tabelspoons Of Sriracha
- 1 Pound Tilapia Fillets
- Preheat Oven To 450.
- As the oven heats, line an oven safe half sheet pan with 2 pieces of foil and divide the tilapia evenly between the two sides.
- Season the fish with the garlic, lime juice, and salt / pepper to taste. Leave this sitting away from the oven for around ten – 15 minutes to marinate.
- After the wait, mix the soy sauce, sriracha, and honey and pour equally over the fish.
- Carefully surround the fish with the foil loosely. Poke small slits into the foil to allow the steam to escape.
- Put the pan into the oven’s second rack and cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until the fish is noticeably flaky but still moist.
This dish takes roughly 40 minutes to make and, if you have a fitness buddy, you can make both parts of the dish at once. The flavor will make you second guess the nutrition but both components of the dinner give a large amount of protein without the diet crushing extra parts. Better yet, you’ll leave the table full but not bloated and your taste buds will be swimming in joy!
Just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it has to taste horrible but until next time, think healthy, be healthy!