Where’s your happy place?
Ours is a place where the temperature never drops below 15 degrees, the sun is shining, there’s a slight breeze coming off the ocean that is steps away from our door, there is always a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables in season, and they serve fish like this every night of the week:
Blackened, with a delicious sauce and a tonne of veggies! 🙂
The first time we ever had Tilapia it was in the form of a kabob, prepared by a spanish speaking cocinero, pool side in one of the most beautiful countries we’ve ever been too, Costa Rica.
Everyday, Alexandre would ask us: “Pescado de hoy, señoras?” Alexandre, you know what we like 😉
Tilapia from the Real Canadian Super Store may not be as good as the tilapia off the cost of Playa Longosta, but rub it in enough seasonings and dress it up with roasted red pepper coconut lime sauce, and it’s easy to pretend.
Served over a wild rice and veggie pilaf and wilted greens, and topped with fresh tomatoes, this dish transports us back to our happy place in Costa Rica. It’s practically as if we are there. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?
Tilapia, cualquier persona?
Blackened Tilapia with a Roasted Red Pepper Coconut Lime Sauce
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10min
For the Fish:
5 fillets of tilapia
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp of EACH: cinnamon, cumin, paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp black pepper
For the Sauce:
1 roasted red pepper
1/4 c. coconut milk
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp Siracha
1 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
For the fish:
Measure all spice ingredients into a dish and stir to combine.
Heat oil (we used coconut) in a non-stick pan over medium high heat.
While the pan is heating, generously sprinkle each side of the fillets with the spice mixture and rub it in. Place the fillets on the pan and cook for about 5 min on each side, or until blackened and fish is cooked through.
For the Sauce:
Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Place Fish on a bed of rice and veggies and drizzle with sauce.
-two saucy sisters
Where is your happy place? What takes you there (be it food or otherwise!)?