Thursday, February 24, 2011

a "feel good" feast

after a fantastic grocery trip today and again picking up some "new stuff" to try... i scratched tonites plans for eggs & toast and branched out a little bit and made my first piece of FISH!

lee had hinted around that he wanted some more avocado salad for dinner--so, i mixed it up a bit and added to the recipe that i made last time ...this time i added finely grated red onion, scallions, corn, and olive oil to the already delish mixture of cilantro, black beans, tomatoes, cukes, avocados and lime juice

now... onto the fish... the highlight of my day... a new endeavor!! and it couldn't be easier!

SAVORY TILAPIA (i'm working on a better name...i dunno...chili lime tilapia?)
in a shallow dish, i combined:
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of lime juice
i also tossed in some fresh scallions and cilantro with a bit of crushed red pepper flakes and some ground ginger

lay the tilapia in the dish, then flip 'em over to coat them... let it sit for 10 minutes or so...(turn your oven on while the fish is hanging out in the sauce--put the broiler on high)

lay the fish on a roasting pan (and i piled on the cilantro and scallions--they had been coated by the butter and soy sauce, too!)... then put them in the oven for about 5-6 minutes on each side

i'm pretty sure i made this in less time than it takes to make a grilled cheese (not to mention less time than calling in chinese takeout). and for all you "dish haters", i used 1 roasting pan, 1 casserole dish and the same cutting board that i'd just used to make the avocado salad. and i got 'em all in the dishwasher (well, everything except the roasting pan) while the fish was in the oven...boom!

and i had a nice little mixed green salad with ginger dressing on the side.

my first experience with broiled fish and i can ASSURE you it won't be my last.

seriously delish. and guilt free.


Graceandjoelroberts said...

Yeah! Now your hooked on fish! We recently discovered the awesomeness of broiling fish, you should try salmon that way. Its awesome! K, I'm curious, have you made the rice again ;-)!

Janet said...

Thanks, Hannah. I will be trying this soon!

ashley said...

Oh my gosh that sounds SO GOOD!! Was the tilapia expensive? I never really do fish just because 1)i forget about it, and 2) i know it's rather pricey. Please enlighten us!

Analee said...

yum! i made fish tacos tonight. and, for ashley, the frozen tilapia is pre-packaged (individually wrapped)at harris teeter: 3 pieces is $7.99 and that was not a VIP sale price, i'm sure they put it on sale often but i HAD to buy it tonight. i usually don't shop at harris teeter either but i had a coupon for the one that opened near my house.

tilapia is yummy! makes great fish tacos! and i agree with the first commenter, salmon is wonderful broiled. we used to make that a lot before i stopped eating meat. and now that i'm eating it again, i'm not sure why i haven't bought it... may have to soon.