What a gorgeous northwest day we've had today. I have a large picture window in my bedroom and the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was the evergreens silhouetted against the blue sky. Ken must have awakened about the same time because he said, "What a beautiful day." I expected it to be cold, but it warmed up a bit throughout the day. I was so pleased to sit on the deck while I called my dad and wished him a happy birthday. I haven't sat outside to talk on the phone in a long time!
I found my photos for the Tangy Tilapia recipe that I created! Remember I wanted to share that with you, but those photos were playing hide-and-seek? They are "IT" now and you will now receive a "TC" original recipe.
I was inspired to create this recipe in two ways. First, I had come across a Sunset recipe for Garlicky Shrimp Tacos and I had also eaten a chili-lime rockfish at a restaurant that had a glaze-type topping. As I was thinking of what to make for dinner one night, those two ideas converged and I created what was later affectionately dubbed Tangy Tilapia.
I thinly sliced a couple of white onions, then stemmed, seeded, and chopped a large jalapeno pepper. These went into a large frying pan over high heat and were cooked until the onions were slightly brown and then put into a dish and set aside.
I knew I wanted a glaze and with the 'pepper thing' going, I chose to use a pepper jelly. I love to make my own pepper jelly, but I've found one that is locally made that is really good. (You can order online! If you are local, you can purchase any and all of her products in the caboose at Country Village.) I pulled that out of the fridge …
… mixed it with a couple of cloves of fresh garlic, juice from one lemon (would've used limes, but didn't have any), and salt and pepper. I seared the tilapia in the skillet, then transferred the fillets to a baking dish to finish off the baking in the oven. While they were baking, I added the Jelly Mixture to the skillet to warm along with the reserved onions and peppers. When the fish was done, I put the onions and peppers on the platter and placed the tilapia on top of them. I sprinkled fresh cilantro down the middle … Et voila!
Tomorrow promises more sunshine and I hope to take the kids over to the lake. We'll certainly not be swimming, but at least we'll be outdoors!
Hope your weekend is clickin' along nicely.
(I keep forgetting to put my postscript: Powered by Glenn!)