Lemony Tilapia and Asparagus Grill

  • Serves: 4; 3 ounces tilapia and about 6 asparagus spears per serving
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes from start to finish


Description

Dinner is so quick and easy when you grill tilapia and asparagus side by side. A combination of chili powder and lemon pepper enhances the mild flavor of the fish, and a seasoned vinegar and oil mixture adds flair to the asparagus.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

Asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper
1 pound fresh asparagus spears (about 24), trimmed

Tilapia
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tilapia fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
1 medium lemon, quartered

Cooking Instructions

Lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill on medium high.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper. Pour into a large shallow casserole dish. Add the asparagus, turning several times to coat.

In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, 1 teaspoon lemon pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt. Sprinkle half the mixture over one side of the fish, pressing lightly so the seasonings adhere. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Turn the fish over and repeat.

Remove the asparagus from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

Place the fish and asparagus lengthwise so they are perpendicular to the grates of the grill. (For the fish, you can also use a grill basket lightly sprayed with cooking spray.) Grill the fish for about 3 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork. Grill the asparagus for 4 to 5 minutes, turning frequently. Transfer both to a platter. Squeeze the lemon over the fish.



Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
144
Total Fat
2.5g
Saturated Fat
1.0g
Trans Fat
0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
Sodium
162mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Fiber
3g
Sugar
3g
Protein
25g

Dietary Exchanges


3 very lean meat
1/2 carbohydrate



This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Patient Education program. Recipe copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at www.heart.org/recipes .

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