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    Five-Spice Tilapia

    Chinese five-spice powder, soy sauce and brown sugar make a quick glaze for tilapia. You’ll need a skillet that is 12 inches or larger to accommodate the pound of tilapia fillets—if you don’t have one large enough, use 2 smaller skillets instead or cook them in two separate batches, using more oil as necessary.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound tilapia fillets
    • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
    Step 2
    Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and cook until the outer edges are opaque, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the fish over, stir the soy mixture and pour into the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes more. Add scallions and remove from the heat. Serve the fish drizzled with the pan sauce.

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