20th May 2007

    Costa Rican Tilapia

    Tonight we had an International Potluck Dinner with some friends; our “entry” was this Tilapia dish. The fish is marinated in lime, garlic, cilantro, and a bit of oil, and baked over a dish of rice that’s been mixed with black beans, tomatoes, oranges, and various spices. This picture doesn’t really do it justice; it was delicious! The rice was really different, we loved the bits of orange in it.

    Recipe: Costa Rican Tilapia

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    15th May 2007

    Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

    One of our favorite quick summer meals is grilled fish tacos. This recipe is based on preparations that I’ve encountered at a couple of local restaurants. It’s quick to make, thanks to pre-marinated fish from Trader Joe’s.

    Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos
    Trader Joe’s Seasoned Mahi-Mahi Fillets
    Pineapple Salsa (recipe follows)
    Cabbage, shredded

    1. Grill fish over medium heat until cooked through. Use a fork to separate the fish into small, bite-size pieces
    2. Warm tortillas in oven, on grill, or in microwave
    3. Place some cabbage in tortilla, top with fish, and pineapple salsa
    4. Eat.

    Pineapple Salsa
    1 cup pineapple, diced (if buying canned, get the sliced instead of the chunks; they’re easier to cut into smaller pieces)
    1/3 cup red onion, diced
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    1 tbsp jalapeno, finely chopped
    1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
    black pepper

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, refrigerate

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    6th May 2007

    Halibut Veracruz

    Holy mackeral (er, halibut) this was delicious. This fish recipe comes from Healthy Latin Cooking. The book calls for snapper, but we opted for halibut instead. The sauce, which you cook while the fish marinates in lime juice, includes tomatoes, onions, garlic, capers, olives, and a bunch of good spices. Once the sauce thickens, you add the fish to the pan and cook until done, about 4 minutes on each side. We served rice pilaf as an accompaniment.

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    30th April 2007

    Salmon Moqueca

    I found this variant of the Brazilian Fish Stew Moqueca on Elise’s site. Salmon is marinated in lime, garlic, and spices for a couple of hours, then cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and coconut milk. The stew is then served over rice. The only modification I made to the recipe, other than cutting it in half, was using Light Coconut Milk.

    Salmon Fish Stew, Brazilian Style Recipe

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    12th April 2007

    Salmon with Potato Fans

    This recipe is from The New Basics Cookbook – Yukon Gold potatoes, shallots, and butter fanned over salmon that’s first cooked on the stove, and then baked in the oven until the fish is cooked through and the potatoes are golden brown. This one smelled fantastic while cooking, and the shallots added a lot of flavor. We added some steamed green beans and cornbread on the side.

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