Monday, January 23, 2006
TILAPIA & SWEET & SOUR & CABBAGE
TILAPIA WITH POTATO MUSTARD CRUST tilapia filets 1 potato mustard salt & pepper paprika, chives //grate potatoes & squeeze out water //apply mustard lovingly to one side of tilapia filet //press potato gratings firmly onto mustardized tilapia //saute in a hot pan that has some hot oil heating in the bottom of it SWEET N SOUR CABBAGE cabbage apple 1/2 onion 1/4 cup vinegar (balsamic, white-wine, red wine or any combination) 2 tbsp sugar cornstarch salt & pep //fry onions in butter until clear //add cabbage, some water, the vinegar and sugar - cook for 10 mins //add apple, cook for another ten mins //reduce heat, sprinkle a bit of cornstarch in and stir through KJJ: We stole this recipe from Dinner For One! She prepared this meal with salmon, we on the other hand used tilapia filets. Tilapia is a type of fish I never heard of until I moved to Texas. Apparently, back-to-the-landers can raise it in their bathtubs. What a hideous thought. Yet I will remember this for after the apocalypse, when we are forced to fend for ourselves and all live in a commune out in Buda with mangy dogs running around and piles of burning garbage randomly litter the "countryside". Yes, so anyways, tilapia is also very high in Omega 3 and beneficial oils. This is a great recipe, it worked perfectly and the potatoes were crunchy on the outside and not over-fried. So easy to prepare! The sweet and sour cabbage was even better than mom makes (sorry mom!). Very tasty. The colour purple is delicious to eat.