Free-for-All Friday: Lemon-Garlic Tilapia with Rice, Spinach and Spicy Lemon Green Beans
Remember when I said endorphins gave me creativity? I meant it.
They also make you happy and happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t! (You’re in luck, Max!)
So I told you I was making fish and here I am to share with you all what I did and how it turned out. (hint: it was da bomb!)
I don’t really have a recipe for you because I just threw stuff together without taking note of how much I used. I’ll guestimate for you and encourage you to just wing it, also.
I got two tilapia filets from the grocery store and seasoned them.
I melted about 3 Tbsp. of butter in a pan and sauteed two garlic cloves in it and squeezed in about half a lemon’s worth of juice.
I poured that over the fish, topped each filet with two slices of lemon and stuck it in the oven at 375 degrees until done (10 min? 15? I have no idea how long it took.)
Meanwhile, I cooked up a serving of jasmine rice that I made with veggie stock instead of water and I threw in some petit haricot verts into a pan with EVOO, garlic, lots of red pepper and salt and pepper. Once the green beans were cooked through, I squeezed a couple teaspoons of fresh lemon juice over them (*Note: this will change their color from bright green to browny-green. Don’t be put off by this. They taste GREAT with lemon juice.)
When the fish was done, I threw a whole box of spinach into a pan that had EVOO, garlic and sriracha. I tossed to coat and then put the lid on top to wilt it for about a minute. When it was done, I gave it a generous splash of balsamic vinegar.
Then I simply put a pile of rice on the plate, topped that off with spinach and topped THAT off with the filet. I served the green beans on the side and scarfed.
The whole dish had a nice level of spice, thanks to the red pepper flakes and sriracha and the lemon added a nice brightness. It’s a repeat offender, for sure.
Have you guys thought up of any great fish dishes lately? Share them with me below!
Posted on March 30, 2012, in Fish, Food for Thought, Recipes, Side Dishes and tagged Free-for-All Friday, green beans, haricot verts, jasmine rice, lemon, Recipes, spicy, spinach, tilapia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.