Monday, January 18, 2010
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Tilapia w/Avocado Salsa
I decided to try a new recipe with a refreshing salsa. We have been enjoying a lot of heavy comfort food with the cold weather. I have been missing our summer menu and wanted a little reminder that winter won't last forever. Avocados have been on sale here and we love them. So, this week we will be making a Tilapia with Avocado salsa and serving it with a cilantro and lemon rice. I think in addition to the food, we will put on some island music and forget about the cold outside. I hope some of you will join us for a small vacation from winter.
Tilapia with Avocado Salsa
1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
12 grape tomatoes, cut in quarters
1/3 c. cucumber, diced
1/3 c. red onion, diced
small handful or as much as you like of cilantro, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 small jalapeno, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1/2 in cubes
4 tilapia fillets
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
In a medium bowl, stir together the first 8 ingredients of the salsa. Add in the avocado and stir gently to combine. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Turn broiler on to preheat while you prepare the fish, set rack 4" from heat. Rub olive oil on fish and season with salt and ground cumin. Cook fish 5 to 6 minutes, until it flakes easily.
Serve fish topped with salsa and a side of Lemon and Cilantro Rice.
Lemon and Cilantro Rice:
Grate the zest of one lemon into a sauce pan. Add the juice of half the lemon. Next, put 1 cup of rice into the pan and 2 cups of water. Cook rice like you normally would. When the rice is done, put 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro on top of rice and fluff with a fork.
I hope you and your family enjoyed this little break from the cold winter outside.
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