Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Corn & Baby Spinach | 360 Cookware

Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Corn & Baby Spinach

Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Corn & Baby Spinach

If you’ve never tasted smoked paprika you’re in for a treat. It’s the “hot” variety of paprika that has been smoked. It’s flavor exotic and smoky with a lovely creeping heat that’s more warm than spicy. Look for it in the spice aisle of your supermarket but if you can’t find it try using chili powder—only don’t season the fish with the salt. Chili powder is a mixture of—among other things—ground chilies and salt.  Use regular paprika (or nothing) if you want to forgo the heat altogether.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cookware: 3.5-quart sauté pan


  • 16 ounces best quality fresh salsa

  • 4 cups lightly packed baby spinach

  • 10.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 ears corn, shucked, kernels cut from cobs (about 1 ½ cups)

  • 4 skinless tilapia fillets

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Smoked paprika

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Pour the salsa into the 3.5 Quart Sauté Pan. Sprinkle the spinach over the salsa in an even layer, and lightly season it with a little salt. Sprinkle the black beans and corn evenly over the spinach.
  2. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper. Lightly sprinkle the fish with smoked paprika. Arrange the fillets in a single layer over the vegetable mixture.
  3. Cover the skillet and cook over medium heat until steam just begins to escape from the lid, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spin the lid to engage the vapor seal then reduce the heat to low. Cook the fish for 2 minutes then immediately remove the pan from the heat. Let stand off-heat for about 5 minutes until the fish is just cooked through. (It should flake easily with a fork.)
  5. To Serve use a spatula to divide the fish, vegetables, and sauce among 4 plates. Serve with lime wedges.