Friday, March 26, 2010

Citrus Basil Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Citrus Basil Tilapia with Mango Salsa, Spicy Black Beans with Spicy Sour Cream, and Plain Couscous.

First - in ziplock bag combine 1/4 cup evoo, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 lime, 3 cloves of minced garlic, a little lemon pepper, garlic pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley - and 4 Tilapia filets. squeeze out air and marinate for about 45 minutes in the fridge.

while fish marinates - make mango salsa and black beans

put a can of black beans -undrained- in a samll pot and add in 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of cumin, and 1 teaspoon of chile paste - heat to boil then turn down and simmer until ready to serve

Mango Salsa:

dice the following and mix- 1/2 orange bell pepper, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1 whole mango, 2 tomatoes, 1 jalapeno pepper, 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 1/2 lemon- juice, 1 lime- juice, salt and pepper to taste (i omited the onion, but red onion would work well in the mix too)
Refrigerate until serving time

Heat oven to 475 degrees - put fish on pan and in the oven for 7 minutes. then turn oven to high broil and cook for another 4 minutes or until edges of fish begin to brown.

Coucous - per box instructions - i used 5 minute Near East Brand and cooked it while the fish was in the oven

and mix sour cream with chile paste for a spicy sour cream - 3part sour cream to 1 part chile paste

Plate Up and Enjoy!