I really thank God that I can eat fish almost every day and yet not get bored with it, all types except those with lots of bones ...give me fish everyday and I will try to cook it differently .....I love the easy way out , either pan grilled , pan seared, steamed and oven baked , they will still turned out good. Ingredients like sea salt, black pepper and olive oil are the most important ingredients needed to bring out the natural flavor and sweetness of the fish. * wink wink.....just rub these ingredients on the fish and pan grilled them....drizzle with white wine or balsamic vinegar and topped or garnish with chopped parsley and you tell me whether you would want to eat this everyday :)
Other than stuffing the fish with chilli , onions and shrimp paste ( belacan ) - this is our local style of cooking fish , at times I would steam Tilapia with savoury soy bean paste and lots of garlic and chilli paste. Piggy Jo loves this style of steamed fish. For me , I love them pan grilled :p And since she is not here for a period of time, I shall pampered myself and cooked the way I love my fish prepared :p
I love balsamic vinegar on my salad and fish...it blends well
with fish whether white fish or salmon, garnishes with lots of
asparagus ....mmmmmmm delicious to the dot :)
I don't like my fish well done...so just cooked would be just perfect for me
the texture will be smooth and mmmm I can't tell you how great
this tasted and the grated mango topping adds extra flavor
to the fish....a great combo with the balsamic vinegar and black pepper
this is so yummy that I know I will make this again...you may
think the taste is weird but if you love the taste of balsamic
you will definitely find this delicious.........
Pan Grilled Tilapia With Balsamic Vinegar Topped With Grated Mango
2 pieces of tilapia fillets or white fish
1.5 tsp crushed black pepper
sea salt to taste
3 tbsp grapeseed oil
* mango - grated for toppings - optional
balsamic vinegar - drizzle
asparagus -blanch for 3 minutes
Rub sea salt and crushed black pepper all over the tilapia fillets. Leave aside. Heat up 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil in the non stick grill pan under medium heat. When it is hot add in the seasoned fish fillets and pan grilled for 3 - 5 minutes on each side , depends on how well cooked you want the fillets to be. When it is ready to dish up, drizzles balsamic vinegar over the fillets. Dish up and top with grated mango .
Using the same grill pan with the extra oil left in it , lightly grill the blanched asparagus, add in some salt and black pepper. Serve together with the grilled fish as garnishing. Best to eat it while it is still hot.
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