Blackened Chipotle Tilapia

Spicy Tilapia Main Pic

Chipotle Adobo Tilapia

This Blackened Chipotle Tilapia recipe is exactly how it sounds; spicy and delicious.  You get a buttery filet that sears just enough to turn color but leave you with a tender fluffy-flaky fish that just melts in your mouth with every bite. And Thanks to the Adobo Sauce in the is recipe, you get a nice kick too which delivers a little bit of heat that I like to balance out with a mix of Mango, fresh Mint, Pineapple and Red Onion.

Tilapia Mango and Pineapple Mix

One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that fish and fruit is always a good pairing.  P.F. Chang’s uses this Mango mix in their Curry Chicken Salad and it works really well with this too.  So you get the best of both worlds because your tongue gets to dance back and forth between a sweet, minty fruit and a drenched, spicy Chipotle Tilapia.

If you’re interested in more of my favorite fish recipes I would highly recommend my Smothered Salmon and my Grilled Halibut in Lemon Butter.  My Trout Amandine is especially delicious, if you’re into fishing.

Blackened Chipotle Tilapia Ingredients:

2 Tilapia Filets
1 can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
2 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

1 cup Mango, chopped
1 cup Pineapple, chopped
1/3 cup Red Onion, chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1 tsp Red Chili Flakes

Serve the filet with a side of rice and a half cup of mixed topping to balance out the spicy Tilapia.

Fish Fillets – Finding Worms and Parasites

Fish Fillets

Does my fish have Worms and Parasites

There seems to be some concern about worms and parasites in some of the types of fish I have recipes for.  This is very common, both the worms and the concern.  Most bottom feeding fish are very susceptible to the dangers of consuming such creatures that become a permanent part of there bodies.  Because it’s common you need to come to grips with dealing with this your self and understanding that you don’t need to worry so much about your fish or avoid eating them altogether.  The best thing you can do is arm your self with the simple knowledge that these things can be easily found and removed.  It is done so, everyday, in the fishing industry and restaurants world wide.

Checking the Fish filet’s

I’ve prepared a simple tutorial to show you how to do this your self in your own home.  And if by chance you question this method, DON’T!  I learned this personally when I worked as a young man in the fishing industry in Alaska.  This is the way it’s done, only on a much larger scale.  So the only difference is, I show you how to do it using what you have.  The only other way I know of is to buy farm raised fish. But the problem with that is it’s not available everywhere and what is available most likely isn’t the fish you’re looking for.  But also realize even fruit and veggies can have worms. Just remember that knowledge is power, and the more you know the less there is to fear. Familiarize yourself with what to look for, then cook and eat with confidence!