August 21, 2010

Broiled Tilapia with Sweet Potato Crust & Vanilla Cream Sauce

  • Two 6 ounce tilapia fillets, seasoned
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled (14 ounces after cooking)
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 
  • 3 graham crackers
  • 1 cup roasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons fish stock, crab or shrimp stock, or water
  • Pinch of seafood seasoning or Creole seasoning
  1. Grind the sweet potatoes, juices, butter, salt and ginger together and set aside.
  2. Grind the graham crackers, pecans and butter together.
  3. Cover the fish with the sweet potato mixture, then sprinkle the pecan mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Broil the fillets until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes.
  5. In a 6 inch skillet, add the cream, vanilla, seafood stock (or water) and seasoning. Bring to a boil and cook for 45 seconds, until the alcohol in the vanilla is gone and the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Pool the sauce on a plate, place the broiled fish fillet on top and serve.
Serves 2
Recipe from Gabrielle and the American Tilapia Association

Coal Miner's Pie

1 lb. ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1 (15oz) can. tomato sauce
1 (12oz) can. Mexican corn
2 medium green peppers, chopped
2 T. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup. corn meal
1 T. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. buttermilk
1 T. shortening
2 eggs, beaten

   Preheat oven to 350 F. Brown  beef and onions, drain. combine this mixture with tomato sauce, Mexican corn, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Pour into a 10-inch. pie plate. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the beef mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
serves: 6

Sweet 'n Tangy Ribs

1 cup. vinegar
1/2 cup. ketchup
1/2 cup. honey
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 lbs. bone in beef short ribs

In a saucepan, combine vinegar, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, paprika, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, Set aside 1 cup for basting. Place ribs in a greased roasting pan. Pour remaining marinade over ribs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Bake, uncovered st 325 F. for 1 hour or until meat is tender, basting frequently with reserved marinade.

Serves 12

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Tilapia In Beer Batter

4-6 Tilapia fillets
Juice of ½ lemon
2 Tbls. chopped parsley
2 Tbls. cooking oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Oil for deep frying

2 large egg yolks
½ cup beer
½ cup flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp baking powder

Cut fillets into 2" pieces. Put in a bowl with lemon juice, parsley, 2 Tbls. cooking oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil for deep frying. Dip pieces of fish individually into batter, and then into hot oil. Cook, turning and submerging pieces in the oil until golden brown all over. Drain on paper towels. Makes 4 servings.