Tex-Mex Tilapia

with Cilantro Lime Couscous and Green Beans


By Hello Fresh


Cooking Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition: 600 Calories



  • Veggie Stock Concentrate- 2
  • Cilantro-1/2 oz
  • Lime- 2
  • Panko Breadcrumbs- 1 cup
  • Southwest Spice Blend- 2 tbsp
  • Couscous- 1 cup
  • Tilapia- 22 oz
  • Sour Cream- 10 tbsp
  • Chipotle Powder- 1 tsp
  • Green Beans- 12 oz



1  HEAT STOCK AND PREP.    Wash and dry all produce except green beans. Bring ¾ cup water, stock concentrate, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Finely chop cilantro. Cut lime into wedges. Stir together panko and Southwest spice in a shallow dish or bowl. Season with salt and pepper.


COOK COUSCOUS.     Once stock is boiling, add couscous to pot. Cover, then remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until liquid is absorbed and grains are tender.


3 COAT FISH.       Brush tilapia all over with 2 tbsp sour cream (1 pack). Season with salt and pepper. Dip each fillet into panko mixture, coating all over and pressing to adhere.


4  COOK FISH.       Heat a thin layer of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat (we used 2 TBSP oil; use a nonstick pan if you have one). Add tilapia to pan and cook until flesh is opaque and panko is golden brown, 4-5 minutes per side.


5  MAKE CREMA AND STEAM GREEN BEANS.    While fish cooks, combine remaining sour cream, a squeeze of lime, and chipotle powder (to taste) in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pierce green bean bag with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes (or until green beans are tender), then carefully remove green beans from bag.


6  FINISH AND SERVE.     Fluff couscous with a fork, then stir in half the cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between plates, then place tilapia on top. Dollop with crema. Season green beans with salt and pepper and serve on the side. Sprinkle remaining cilantro over everything. Serve with any remaining lime wedges.