Blackened Tilapia with Cucumber Pico de Gallo and Rice

Blackened Tilapia with Cucumber Pico de Gallo and Rice


Rating: 5.00/5
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Date Added: 10/24/2016
Added By: Rae
Keywords:spicy fish mexican blackened tilapia cucumber pico rice seafood main dishes



Ingredients

Serves: 2

For the Rice:

1 TBSP Oil
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup Jasmine rice, uncooked
2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
1 1/4 cup Vegetable broth
1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
1/2 cup Corn, frozen

For the Pico de Gallo:

1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced small
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced small
1/4 cup orange bell pepper, diced small
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled seeded and diced small
6 green olives, sliced
1/2 tsp jalapenos, diced
juice of 1/4 lime
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp kosher salt
pinch of white pepper
1 TBSP canola oil
1 tsp cilantro

For the Tilapia:

4 tilapia fillets, about 12 oz
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup cajun seasoning
2 TBSP canola oil
1 avocado, sliced
1 lime, sliced

Notes...

Catfish, other white fish or shrimp work great too.

Flavor rice any number of ways to fit your main dish:
Use chicken stock
Use tomato juice
Try a mix of coconut milk and water
Add Chiles, mushrooms, sausage, nuts or peas

Directions

For the Rice:

1. Heat oil in a 2 quart sauce pan. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.

2. Add rice and cook 2 minutes more.

3. Add the butter, broth, garlic and corn and bring to boil.

4. Cover the pot and reduce heat to the lowest low temperature, simmer 20 minutes DO NOT LIFT THE LID.

5. Still leaving the lid on top, DO NOT LIFT THE LID,turn off the heat and allow rice to rest 10 minutes still covered. (Sorry to yell, but we are on the brink of perfection here. This is serious business)

6. Lift the lid, fluff rice with a fork and celebrate the perfect rice you just made. Taste and season with salt & pepper if needed.


For the Pico de Gallo:

1. In a large bowl mix all pico de gallo ingredients together and set aside.


For the Tilapia :

1. In a shallow bowl mix the cajun seasoning and corn starch.

2. Place the tilapia in the seasoning mix and press to adhere, flip tilapia and press again making sure to coat the fillets. All fish to sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium high until smoking.

4. Place tilapia in hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side until well blackened.

5. Serve with the rice, sliced avocado, pico de gallo and lime.




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Allspice-1 tsp
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp cloves


Baking powder-1 tsp
1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar OR 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup)


Bread crumbs-1 cup
1 cup cracker crumbs OR 1 cup matzo meal OR 1 cup ground oats


Broth: beef or chicken-1 cup
1 bouillon cube plus 1 cup boiling water OR 1 TBSP soy sauce plus enough water to make 1 cup OR 1 cup vegetable broth


Brown sugar-1 cup, packed
1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses and decrease the liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup OR 1 cup white sugar OR 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar


Butter (salted)-1 cup
1 cup margarine OR 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 tsp salt OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 tsp salt OR 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 tsp salt


Butter (unsalted)-1 cup
1 cup shortening OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil OR 7/8 cup lard


Buttermilk-1 cup
1 cup yogurt OR 1 TBSP lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup


Chocolate (semi sweet)-1 ounce
1 (1-ounce) square of unsweet chocolate plus 4 tsps sugar OR 1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips plus 1 tsp shortening


Chocolate (un sweet)-1 ounce
3 TBSPs unsweet cocoa plus 1 TBSP shortening or vegetable oil


Cocoa-1/4 cup
1 (1-ounce) square unsweet chocolate


Cottage cheese-1 cup
1 cup ricotta cheese


Cream (half and half-1 cup
7/8 cup milk plus 1 TBSP butter


Cream (heavy)-1 cup
1 cup evaporated milk OR 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter


Cream (light)-1 cup
1 cup evaporated milk OR 3/4 cup milk plus 3 TBSPs butter


Cream cheese-1 cup
1 cup pureed cottage cheese OR 1 cup plain yogurt, strained overnight in a cheesecloth


Cream of tartar-1 tsp
2 tsps lemon juice or vinegar


Egg-1 whole (3 TBSPs or 1.7 oz)
2 1/2 TBSPs of powdered egg substitute plus 2 1/2 TBSPs water OR 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute OR 1/4 cup silken tofu pureed OR 3 TBSPs mayonnaise OR half a banana mashed with 1/2 tsp baking powder OR 1 TBSP powdered flax seed soaked in 3 TBSPs water


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1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp wheat gluten


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1 cup all-purpose flour minus 2 TBSPs


Flour - Self Rising-1 cup
7/8 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsps baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt


Garlic-1 clove
1/8 tsp garlic powder OR 1/2 tsp granulated garlic OR 1/2 tsp garlic salt


Green onion-1/2 cup , chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion OR 1/2 cup chopped leek OR 1/2 cup chopped shallots


Honey-1 cup
1 1/4 cup white sugar plus 1/3 cup water OR 1 cup corn syrup OR 1 cup light treacle syrup


Hot pepper sauce-1 tsp
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper plus 1 tsp vinegar


Ketchup-1 cup
1 cup tomato sauce plus 1 tsp vinegar plus 1 TBSP sugar


Lard-1 cup
1 cup shortening OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil OR 1 cup butter


Lemon grass-2 fresh stalks
1 TBSP lemon zest


Lemon juice-1 tsp
1/2 tsp vinegar OR 1 tsp white wine OR 1 tsp lime juice


Lemon zest-1 tsp
1/2 tsp lemon extract OR 2 TBSPs lemon juice


Lime juice-1 tsp
1 tsp vinegar OR 1 tsp white wine OR 1 tsp lemon juice


Lime zest-1 tsp
1 tsp lemon zest


Mayonnaise-1 cup
1 cup sour cream OR 1 cup plain yogurt


Milk whole-1 cup
1 cup soy milk OR 1 cup rice milk OR 1 cup water or juice OR 1/4 cup dry milk powder plus 1 cup water OR 2/3 cup evaporated milk plus 1/3 cup water


Molasses-1 cup
Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cream of tartar


Mustard-prepared-1 TBSP
Mix together 1 TBSP dried mustard, 1 tsp water, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp sugar


Orange juice-1 TBSP
1 TBSP other citrus juice


Orange zest-1 TBSP
1/2 tsp orange extract OR 1 tsp lemon juice


Rice-white-1 cup, cooked
1 cup cooked barley OR 1 cup cooked bulgur OR 1 cup cooked brown or wild rice


Ricotta-1 cup
1 cup dry cottage cheese


Saffron-1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp turmeric


Semisweet chocolate chips-1 cup
1 cup chocolate candies OR 1 cup peanut butter or other flavored chips OR 1 cup chopped nuts OR 1 cup chopped dried fruit


Shortening-1 cup
1 cup butter OR 1 cup margarine minus 1/2 tsp salt from recipe


Sour cream-1 cup
1 cup plain yogurt OR 1 TBSP lemon juice or vinegar plus enough cream to make 1 cup OR 3/4 cup buttermilk mixed with 1/3 cup butter


Soy sauce-1/2 cup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce mixed with 1 TBSP water


Stock-beef or chicken-1 cup
1 cube beef or chicken bouillon dissolved in 1 cup water


Sweet condensed milk-1 (14oz) can
3/4 cup white sugar mixed with 1/2 cup water and 1 1/8 cups dry powdered milk: Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 20 minutes


Vegetable oil-for baking-1 cup
1 cup applesauce OR 1 cup fruit puree


Vegetable oil-for frying-1 cup
1 cup lard OR 1 cup vegetable shortening


Vinegar-1 tsp
1 tsp lemon or lime juice OR 2 tsps white wine


White sugar-1 cup
1 cup brown sugar OR 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar OR 3/4 cup honey OR 3/4 cup corn syrup


Wine-1 cup
1 cup chicken or beef broth OR 1 cup fruit juice mixed with 2 tsps vinegar OR 1 cup water


Yogurt-1 cup
1 cup sour cream OR 1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup sour milk






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