Thursday, January 31, 2008

Catching up

I have cooked and served a few new things in the past few weeks, and all have been delicious. Here's my new favorite way to eat tilapia:

Sautéed Tilapia with Parmesan Crust
(Kayln's Kitchen)

Tilapia fillets, one per person
mayonnaise, about 2 tsp. per fillet (use real Mayo)
grated Parmesan, Mizithra, or Asiago cheese
olive oil
salt/pepper to taste
Pride of Szeged Fish Rub (optional, but very good)

Preheat broiler. Season fish fillets on both sides with salt, pepper, and fish rub if using. Heat heavy frying pan, add olive oil, then sauté fish until lightly browned on both sides and not quite cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Turn carefully and do not overcook, since it will be cooking a little more under the broiler.Take fish out of frying pan and put in ovenproof dish which will fit under your broiler. Spread mayo on the top of each fish filet and top with Parmesan cheese. You want the top of the fish to be well covered with cheese. Broil until cheese is browned and melted, about 4 minutes. Serve hot, with lemon slices if desired.

(*Note to Ben - I'm SHARING my favorite tilapia recipe...)
You can see that I served steamed brussels sprouts with this. After steaming, I tossed lightly with a smidge of olive oil and sprinkled them with toasted walnut pieces. I admit to thinking for my entire life that I didn't like brussels sprouts, but these were SO GOOD. My horizons, they are broadening. :o)

1 comment:

Bobbi and Kurt said...

I love brussel sprouts. I used to request them on my birthday menu. I like them steamed, boiled, broiled, baked, grilled, or pickled. Do you happen to have Grandma's recipes? I am trying to find a good recipe for pickled green beans. She used to make them so good.