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Kickin' Almond Carbonara with Jalapeno Peppers

We've altered our favorite carbonara sauce recipe for a healthy, fairly low-calorie tilapia meal. Tilapia is an often under rated fish, though perfect when properly seasoned. Spicy jalapeno peppers and the versatile almond are used for a tasty blast of flavor.

Kickin' Almond Carbonara with Jalapeno Peppers

Kickin' Almond Carbonara with Jalapeno Peppers


  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 cup ziti noodles
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ounce almonds, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 6-ounce whitefish fillets
  • Spray Oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat.
  2. Spray with oil and add jalapeno peppers and almonds.
  3. Stir frequently about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add whitefish.
  5. Top with garlic powder and chili powder and cover.
  6. Cook about 6-8 minutes or until fish is white and flaky. Reserve.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare noodles as directed by packaging - boil about 10 minutes for al dente.
  8. Drain noodles. Then add back to pot.
  9. Stir in Parmesan cheese and beaten eggs. Stir vigorously off the heat. Be sure not to cook the egg.
  10. Stir in jalapenos and almonds.
  11. Distribute to bowls. Top with cooked whitefish and serve.

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