7.09.2007



FRESH SUMMERY SUPPER

This Dinner takes about 30 minutes and is just right for a hot summer night.

Main Dish: A Ginger Snap Honey Crusted Tilapia

Side Dish: Buttery Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Carrots

Salad: Spinach Mango Salad with a homemade olive oil and lemon dressing

Suggested Drinking Habits: A light white wine with a light fruity hint of peach.

Recipe portions are meant for a dinner for two, so... adjust as necessary.














The Salad:

2 1/2 cups baby Spinach

1/2 tomato sliced

1/4 cup diced mango

6 slices of cucumber


The Dressing:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon smushed mango

1 teaspoon italian herb mix

2 tablespoons Welches peach white grape juice

  • Combine all ingredients in a tupperwear with lid. Shake well of course with the lid on tight
  • Adjust ingredients to you taste.

The Fish:

2 medium size tilapia fish fillets

4 ginger snaps( I used Carr's Ginger Lemon Cremes without the filling)

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

Honey for drizzling

  • Prepare fish in a baking pan and ly coat both sides of the fillet with olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Put ginger snaps in a baggie and crush with a mug until you have tiny crumbs. (If you have a food processor..go ahead and use it but it's hardly worth the mess for a little bit of cookie crumbs)

  • Combine cookie crums, ginger, chopped nuts, then spinkle a good coating on top of the fish, drizzle honey over top of the ginger crust and cook at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes then turn to broil for 1-2 minutes to get the top crusty. WATCH IT ON BROIL BECAUSE THIS SETTING BURNS FAST!

The Carrots:

A bunch of medium size carrots cut slanted ( or however you want) and then boiled and drained.

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon salt

  • In a medium saucepan on med-low heat melt butter and then whisk in vinegar, salt and seeds.
  • Try to keep creamy by not heating the butter too much.
  • Add drained carrots to sauce and plate-up with fish.

The Drink:

Combine ingredients below.

3/4 ths white wine

1/4 th Welches peach white grape juice ( in the refridgerated cultured juice section @ your local grocery store)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Serve dinner.

The End





1 comment:

LittleIvyCakes said...

I love Talapia, you can prepare it so many ways.