This dish is not only really delicious, it is super healthy, high in protein, and very body-friendly. The Tilapia helps build a lean, muscular physique and is easy going down. The spiced-up beans make what would normally be a boring side, a fun accompaniment.
4 tilapia fillets
salt and pepper
juice of a lemon
2 tablespoons butter
pinch of parsley
1 28 oz baked black beans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 dried chili pepper diced or broken
1 tablespoons crushed red pepper
Pre-heat your oven to 375º
Spray an oven-safe skillet with vegetable spray (like PAM) . Rinse your fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper and put in your pan. Pour your lemon juice on the fish and top each with a pat of butter. Throw the pan in the oven for 15 minutes.
While the fish cooks, heat your beans in a small sauce pan. Toss in the lemon juice and pepper and mix. Allow that to cook on Medium heat until the fish is done.
Line your plates with the beans and top them with a filet. Give them a pinch of parsley and you're done.
Recipe courtesy of Mark Patrick Spiecher (The Manic Cheater). Original blog post.