Ginger-Peach Glazed Tilapia

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 4, 2013

Peach Ginger Glazed Tilapia

 

{Repin it!}

So I found some tilapia fillets on super sale a while back. Made this tilapia. And then made this tilapia (recipe below). And now I wish I’d bought more packages for the freezer. oh. well.

Our boys love fish…tilapia, salmon, fish sticks, fried fish from Luby’s. (Luby’s is a cafeteria style restaurant in San Antonio…and we all love their fried fish…it’s a treat to eat there, and when we do we always take a coupon for the paper or a coupon mailer!) Anywho…I decided to sweeten up the last package of the tilapia that I got on special, and serve it alongside some other inexpensive ingredients…like rice and frozen broccoli.

The glaze is made up of a few ingredients that I already had in the freezer…and would be easily adaptable to other flavors. You could use apricot preserves instead, or regular or honey mustard instead of Dijon. I’ll share how I made the glaze and you can adapt according to what you have on hand!

Never Pay More than Prices: $1 for 1 lb. frozen veggies, $3/lb frozen fish fillets.

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Ginger-Peach Glazed Tilapia

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice ($.30)
  • 6 tilapia fillets, about 1.5 lbs. ($4.50)
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves ($.65)
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard ($.10)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger ($.05)
  • 1 package frozen broccoli ($1)
  • Salt and pepper, if desired

 

Directions

  • Cook rice as directed. Note that brown rice takes 45-60 minutes to cook.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the tilapia into the glass baking dish.
  • In a small mixing bowl, use a fork to whisk together the peach preserves, dijon mustard, and ginger. Brush it over each of the fillets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until fish is cooked through, white and flaky.
  • Prepare the veggies.
  • Serve Ginger-Peach Glazed Tilapia with side of rice and veggies.

Cost $6.60

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Rebecca September 13, 2013 at 12:42 am

Now that we’re full into peach season, I’ve got a dozen peaches sitting on the counter needing to be used. How would you substitute fresh peaches for the preserves? Would it work to puree them with a little honey?

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