Quick Pan-Seared Tilapia with Indian Corn

It was corn with cilantro, jalapeno and white beans (and I'm sure LOTS of butter) and they called it Indian Corn - it is SO GOOD!

So that is where the original inspiration comes from to prepare Pan Seared Talapia over Indian Corn. But the Jersey girl in me can't help but think corn and tomatoes when it comes to fresh summer produce so I really wanted to bring them together in this dish!

As for the fish... a quick pan seared tilapia, one of my favorite ways to eat fish on a action packed weeknight.


Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Red onion 1 , diced
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , chopped
Jalapeno 1/2 , minced
Corn ears 4 , kernels cut off the cob
Cumin 1 Tablespoon
Canned white beans 15 Ounce , rinsed and drained
Grape tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs) , halved
Tilapia 1 Pound
Paprika 2 Teaspoon , smoked
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Cilantro 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste


1) Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat and add about 1 tsp of olive oil.

2) Add the onions, garlic, and jalapeno and cook for about five minutes or until the onions are translucent.

3) Stir in corn, cumin, and about a half a cup of water. Season with salt and pepper and pop a lid on. Cook for about three minutes.

4) Remove the lid and stir in the beans and tomatoes. Cook just until the beans and tomatoes are heated through.

5) Shut off the heat and stir in the butter and cilantro. Adjust seasonings.

6) In the meantime, season each side of the tilapia with salt, pepper, and paprika. Use your fingertips to rub in the spices.

7) Heat a separate sauté pan over a medium high heat and add the rest of the olive oil.

8) Once the oil is hot add the tilapia to the pan.

9) Cook for about two minutes on each side or until the fish is opaque and is just cooked through.

10) Serve your tilapia over a bed of the corn and bean mixture and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 648Calories from Fat 101

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 201 mg8.38%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g33%

Dietary Fiber 19 g76%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 41 g82%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet