I was a taller girl too, once. (regala_electra) wrote,
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a recipe for fish!

Let me say I love seafood. I really, truly do. While I can take or leave lobster (and I usually leave it), I pretty much eat anything from the sea. So I was all geared up for some yummy salmon for dinner until I realized it was stuffed salmon and after checking the ingredient list, yep, it's got mayo in the stuffing.


So I had to make dinner for the family even though I can't eat it.

Luckily, we had tilapia fillets in the freezer and I made an improvised dish with a couple of things in house, gleaned from several recipes that interested me.

The sauce:

1 can stewed tomatoes (with pepper and onions)
1-2 tbs capers
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs chili powder
crushed black pepper
the juice of half a lemon

Heat medium skillet over medium heat and pour in oil. Cut up stewed tomatoes into small pieces, a dice or a mince. Dump in garlic cloves and cook for a minute or so and then pour in tomatoes and any liquid in the can. Add lemon juice capers and any spices, bring to a boil and then simmer for about ten to fifteen minutes, until sauce has thickened up.

4 Tilapia fillets
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs paprika
1 tbs cumin
crushed black pepper
the juice of half a lemon
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Pour oil in the pan. Sprinkle each side of the fish with spices and pour the lemon juice over the fish. Cook the fillets for about 3 minutes on each side over medium/medium high heat.

I then plated up the fish on a bed of couscous (which is insanely easy to make - I just added the grated zest of half a lemon to it to match up the flavors) and poured the sauce on top. Very tasty.

Oh, and because tilapia is a bit delicate, if any of the fish flakes while handling it, just use those little bits by throwing it into the sauce and cooking for another minute.

Hee, I think the majority of my flist is completely grossed out by now. Hey, I did at least cut it from fish-hating eyes.

So how are you doing today?
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