Quick Meals

Pistachio Cranberry Grilled Tilapia Fillet with Asparagus

Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

It’s almost unbelievable how this dish takes only 20 minutes to prepare. Try something new! Gorton’s Recipe Renovation Contest 2nd place winner, submitted by Kim of Modest, CA.


Gorton's seafood

Gorton’s Signature Grilled Tilapia Fillets

1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
2 Gorton’s Signature Grilled Tilapia Fillets
1 bunch of asparagus, woody ends cut off, cut in 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice (Meyer lemon when possible)
zest from one lemon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons minced crystallized fresh ginger
1/4 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled, toasted, lightly salted
1/4 chopped fresh basil
Black Pepper


Step 1

Heat olive oil in large frying pan on high heat; cook mushrooms for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Add tilapia fillets and continue; cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Flip fish over with spatula; turn heat down to medium.

Step 4

Add asparagus, lemon juice, maple syrup, water, garlic, ginger, and cranberries; cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Continue to cook fish until opaque inside.

Step 6

To serve, place on individual serving plates.  Garnish with pistachios, pepper and fresh basil.


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