January 24, 2014

Testing a tip in our kitchen for baked tilapia with sautéed mushrooms

One probably comes across several tips for doing chores that will reduce time doing the boring tasks. Peeling garlic is probably one of those tasks for me. Especially during a weeknight, when there is little time after coming back from work to get dinner ready. Recently, we saw an intriguing video  from Saveur that talks about peeling garlic in 10 seconds.

Once we saw it, we knew we had to try it at home. And so dear readers, we present to you our first video testing out the tip. With kids mumbling in the background and our kitchen in disarray, you get an inside look into our lives :)

Once you have all the cloves, keep them in a ziploc bag and use it through the week.

Now, coming back to the recipe, the baked tilapia has become quite a regular in our home, since it is a favorite of Lil A. We make it atleast once a week. After experimenting with different vegetables, I have concluded that I like it with mushrooms the best.

The onions, garlic and cilantro on top of the fish adds a nice flavor for the cold, wintry days.

It is easy to make, and makes a great weeknight dinner with some couscous on the side.

(serves 4)
2 fillets - tilapia
6-7 mushrooms sliced
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1/4 onions - chopped
handful cilantro - chopped
3 tbspoon oil
1/4 tspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tspoon cumin powder
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
1 tbspoon soy sauce
salt to taste

Heat the oven to 350 deg F.

Mix the chopped onions, garlic and cilantro in a bowl. Set aside.

Take the 2 fillets and smother them liberally with salt, pepper and turmeric powder on both sides. Now pour the soy sauce over them and add the onion, garlic and cilantro mix over them. Let it marinate for 15-30 minutes.

In a pan take a tbspoon on oil and saute the sliced mushrooms with cumin powder and some salt for 2-3 minutes.

Baked Tilapia
Take a baking pan with aluminum foil (cleaning is mush easier with this) and rub 1 tbspoon oil on it. Add the mushrooms as a bed and then put the tilapia fillets on top. Pour the remaining sauce and spice from the marination on top of the fillets and add the remaining tbspoon on top of the fillets.

Baked Tilapia
Bake for 13 minutes, then set the oven to broil and broil the fillets for 5 minutes.

Israeli couscous with caramelized onions & veggies
It's ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:05 AM

    baked tilapia looks yummy.. can't wait to try the garlic peeling tip. looking forward to more of such fresh new recipes and tips. thanks


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