Citrus Fruity Fish

2 06 2009

Matt made some amazing shrimp tacos last month and we’ve been trying to recreate the recipe. This time shrimp was not on sale so we used tilapia and put it on a salad instead of in a soft taco shell. Either way is fresh, sweet, spicy, and delicious.

The ingredients:

3 small sweet peppers (orange, red, yellow), chopped

1/4 red onion, chopped

1 mango, chopped

1 scallion, chopped

juice from 2 limes

2 cloves garlic, chopped

red pepper flakes–as much as you want!

1 avocado, sliced

1 ear of corn, kernels cut off

1 tomatillo, chopped

lettuce or taco shells

 The fish gets mostly cooked by sitting in the lime juice, but sautee all of the ingredients except the avocado and corn on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until everything is warmed through.  You may need to drain out some liquid once or twice.

Doesn’t that look like art?  The colors will impress guests! 

As I said before, this can be served in many ways.  The healthiest option is on some greens, which is what we did this time, but it also tastes great in soft taco shells. I’m sure you creative cooks could think of much more to use this mixture with.

Just slice up the avocado and cut the corn off of the ear for last-minute toppings.  The creamy avocado and crunchy corn kernels make mouths happy.

Pair it up with a nice crisp Viognier and you’ve created a romantic and healthy summer dinner that’s fast and easy!  Cheap, too.  Total cost was around $12 total (not including the wine).

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2 responses

4 06 2009
Lan

THIS looks so healthy and mouthwatering. i am a fan of pairing fish with mango. i would not have thought to cook the fruit/veggie salsa with the fish, normally i would just top it on the fish but this looks fab.

4 06 2009
exploreandeat

Thanks, Lan. It’s always a huge debate as to what will be cooked and what will be raw. We are ever experimenting.

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