I created this recipe from scratch like many others, however, this is one of my favorites because Tilapia is a very bland fish and I loved the fact that I could make it so much more flavorful. It is always very exciting to achieve that goal. The secret is to take something simple and turn it into something special!
2 Pounds Tilapia filets (or other white fish)
1 Shallot, chopped
4 Fresh colored chili peppers
2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Teaspoons White Jasmine Sajji Masala
1 Teaspoon Whole Cumin
1 4inch cinnamon stick
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
Heat the oven to 400. Add the tilapia filets in a baking dish. Season with salt, set aside. Heat up a pan, add olive oil. Add cumin and cinnamon when the oil is warm. Add the shallots and chili peppers. Stir everything for a minute or so. Add garlic and Sajji masala. Saute everything for a couple of minutes. Add the mixture to the Tilapia in the baking dish and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a salad or couscous.