Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tropical Orange Roughy with Pineapple Salsa, Orange flavored greens, & Happy Sesame Pea Pods

Some experiments turn out well! This one is so good its hard to believe its so good for you! It is easy to double if you want a meal for four. Since the fish and greens have practically the same ingredients, its pretty quick cooking too.

For Fish:
2 orange roughy or tilapia filets
2 T olive oil
2 T minced ginger
3 cloves minced garlic
1 orange cut in half
1 T tamari or soy sauce
4 T toasted sesame seeds

For Greens:
1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed
and leaves washed & chopped
2 T minced ginger
3 cloves minced garlic
1 orange cut in half
1 T tamari or soy sauce

For Pea Pods:
About 2 large handfuls chinese or snap pea pods
a little extra olive oil
4 T toasted sesame seeds

For Pineapple/Sweet Onion Salsa:
1 c chopped pineapple (fresh is best, if not used canned)
1/- 1/2 c chopped sweet onion ( I used vidalia onion, and 1/4 onion)

1. Cook up Rice of some other grain to be a side dish. You can do this ahead of time and reheat if you want.

2. Mix onion and pineapple to make pineapple salsa. Let the flavors mesh. Make sure you use sweet onion unless you like a kick.

3. Heat two large non stick pans over medium heat on stove top. Add about 2 T olive oil to each.

4. Chop up all the garlic (6 cloves total) and divide into two piles (one for fish, one for greens). Divide total ginger (4 T total) also into two piles. Put half the ginger and half the garlic in each pan and let saute for about 2 minutes till they start to brown a bit.

5. Add fish to one pan and generously salt and pepper. Add cut up swiss chard to the other and generously salt and pepper.

6. Let fish cook till pretty white on the bottom and about halfway through, then flip. Generously salt and pepper. Squeeze one orange over this and add 1 T of tamari or soy sauce. Let the fish simmer in these juices till done

7. About this time the chard should be getting wilted. Squeeze one orange over this and add 1 T of tamari or soy sauce. When greens are wilted but not mush, remove to serving dish. Reserve a little liquid in the bottom of this pan.

8. To the pan the greens just came out of, add a little olive oil and the pea pods. Stir fry them till just tender to your taste. Remove to serving dish and sprinkle with 4 T toasted sesame seeds

9. When fish is totally cooked, remove and pour liquids over top of it in serving dish. Sprinkle with 4 T toasted sesame seeds.

Serve fish, greens, pea pods, and rice with pineapple salsa.



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