Sweet Chili Tilapia & Sesame Breadcrumbs with Garlic Rice & Green Beans

Sweet Chili Tilapia & Sesame Breadcrumbs

with Garlic Rice & Green Beans

30 MIN
+$2.99/serving 2 Servings
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  • with Tilapia
    includes 2 Sustainably Sourced Tilapia Fillets View recipe
  • with Shrimp
    includes 10 oz Sustainably Sourced Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • with Shrimp

    From the Test Kitchen

    This dish is packed with umami (or savory) flavors thanks to a sweet chili-sambal glaze we're spooning over flaky tilapia fillets and crispy panko breadcrumbs cooked with nutty sesame oil to sprinkle on top. For bright, aromatic accompaniments, we're serving them with sides of garlic rice and sautéed green beans finished with fresh lime juice.

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    • Nutrition
    • Calories
      640 Cals (est.)
    Sweet Chili Tilapia & Sesame Breadcrumbs with Garlic Rice & Green Beans
    • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
    • 3 Tbsps Sweet Chili Sauce
    • 2 Scallions
    • 1 Lime
    • 1 oz Salted Butter
    • 6 oz Green Beans
    • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
    • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
    • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Halve the lime crosswise. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, the juice of 1 lime half, 1 teaspoon of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper.

    2 Make the garlic rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a small pot, combine the rice, chopped garlic, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Make the garlic rice
    Make the sesame breadcrumbs
    3 Make the sesame breadcrumbs

    Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the breadcrumbs; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and toasted. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the green beans

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the green beans; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat and carefully stir in the juice of the remaining lime half. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the green beans
    Cook the shrimp & serve your dish
    5 Cook the shrimp & serve your dish

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails if desired). Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly opaque. Add the butter and the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are coated, opaque, and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the cooked shrimp (including any glaze from the pan) with the garlic rice and cooked green beans. Top the shrimp with the sesame breadcrumbs. Garnish with the sesame seeds and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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