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Tilapia fillets in a spicy tausi and garlic sauce on a white serving platter
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4.23 from 9 votes

Tilapia in Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Tilapia fillets in a spicy and garlicky black bean sauce is easy to make yet full on flavor. So delicious with piping hot steamed rice!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 316kcal


  • 4 (4 ounces each) tilapia fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup salted black beans (tausi), rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Wash tilapia and pat dry. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add tilapia and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until nicely seared but not fully cooked.
  • In a lightly greased baking dish, arrange fish in a single layer.
  • In a saucepan, combine black beans, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly. Pour mixture over tilapia.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake in a 375 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and sauce is reduced. Serve hot.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 2936mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg