Sometimes the thought of cooking anything is as unappealing as the unhealthy alternative you’re at risk of settling for. This can be the perfect time to look at what you have in the cupboard or pantry, as there are usually several items that can be combined into a straightforward, wholesome meal. A seriously tasty and healthy meal can be easily whipped up in a flash.
There’s few dishes as uncomplicated as this Japanese-Mexican fusion recipe that brings some excitement while keeping it easy and fresh. Grab some fresh or frozen Tilapia fillets and supplement any ingredients missing from your pantry—you’ll be ready to spend a night in with this protein-rich and spicy medley.
Tilapia is the perfect fish for this comforting nourishment. Its mild taste won’t overpower the other flavors, and it will soak up some smokiness from the chipotle and tabasco sauce. The corn and tomatoes bulk up the ramen noodles, while the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) bring some crunch to the party. Soups are a hallmark of easy meals, and this one is a deliciously simple option for those lower-energy days in the kitchen.
Tilapia Chipotle Ramen Soup
- 4 frozen Regal Springs Tilapia loins
- 64 ounces chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
- 2 (3-oz) packages dry ramen noodles
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup canned roasted corn, drained
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
In a large pot, bring chicken stock and TABASCO® Chipotle Pepper Sauce to a boil.
Remove from the stove, add dry ramen noodles and cover. Set aside.
Grill Regal Springs Tilapia loins for approximately 4 minutes per side, or to an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Remove from the grill and season with chipotle powder and salt; tear into chunks.
Portion soup into four bowls. Garnish with tomatoes, corn, tilapia and pepitas, and serve.
Calories are per one serving.
Eager to try this recipe at home? Consult our store locator to find your nearest Tilapia retailer.
Photo Credits: Regal Springs