Friday, May 16, 2008

FNB--Mom's Oh-so-good Tilapia

We didn't eat much fresh fish growing up. When I met SPH, he was determined to turn me into a seafood eater and it worked. My mom told me that is one of the ways she knew it was love...that he was able to convince me to eat seafood.

Now that we eat it all the time, my mom has started to cook it more too. This recipe is one she developed as an easy way to cook the ubiquitous tilapia or any other mild white fish. It is super yummy for new seafood eaters and veterans alike. Enjoy!

Mom's Oh-so-good Tilapia

1/2 c pineapple, peach or mango juice (make sure you get 100% juice or nectar)
3 T teriyaki sauce
1 T brown sugar
2 t corn starch
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t ground ginger
1/8 t ground red pepper
1/4 c panko
1/4 t salt
1/4 t fresh ground pepper
1 T sesame seeds (optional)
4 tilapia or other white fish filets
1-2 T olive oil

Combine the juice, teriyaki, brown sugar, corn starch, garlic, ginger and red pepper in a bowl. Reserve for cooking after the fish. Mix the panko, salt pepper and sesame seeds (if using) in a large bag (a la "shake and bake). Place the fish in the bag with the panko mixture and shake to coat. Heat olive oil in a nonstick fry pan to medium. Once the oil is warm, add the fish, and cook about 4 minutes, flip and cook 3-4 minutes more. Once the fish is done, place it on a plate covered with foil to keep warm and add the sauce to pan, bring to a boil, cook one minute.

Plate the fish and top with sauce. Good with brown rice and sauteed broccoli florets/spears cooked in a little olive oil and garlic, topped with a touch of parmesan cheese.

Have a sweet weekend,


Laura said...

Funny, funny... I turned my husband into a fish eater as well! Ahhh... love! Thanks for posting this as I am always looking for something new to do with the tilapia!

Anonymous said...

This was super yummy and easy. My husband asked what it is called and laughed at the name. :) We have changed it to "sweet and sour fish" in our house, for lack of a better term.