Thursday, June 28, 2007

Don't Call Me Jerk

Another simple dinner tonight, but really fun!

Jerk Tilapia with Sauted Peppers and Onions and Boiled Potatoes

The tilapia filets are lightly rubbed with little olive oil, covered with jerk seasoning and sprinkled with salt and pepper. They are placed on a parchment lined baking sheet and placed under the broiler for 5-7 minutes until cooked fully. My jerk seasoning came from Penzey's, who designed it for pork. I just noticed they do have a blend for chicken and fish.

Our fish holds up well to the fiery, bold flavors of the jerk seasoning; cinnamon, all-spice, various peppers and much more. The sweet peppers and onions complement nicely, plus they add a lovely crunch. And if the fiery flavors of the jerk need taming, the tender, creamy boiled potatoes calm the heat very well.

For the boiled potatoes, they are exactly as they sound. Some small red potatoes are quarted and placed in a pot of cool water and brought to a boil until tender. When drained they are tossed with chopped parsley, salt and pepper and a bit of butter.

Well done, if I do say so.


Dancer in DC said...

A light, yet very filling meal. I love tilapia's ability to handle spices and cooking with such grace.

The sweet peppers complement the spice in this dish very well.

Stef said...

I made tilapia last night! Sauteed in olive oil with black pepper and cumin (a trick you taught me), served with my roasted corn (again, you taught me) and avocado salad, tossed in olive oil, black pepper, and this AWESOME garlic rice vinegar. Delicious and so healthy!!!

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