Posts Tagged 'cilantro'

Red Snapper in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

Last night I tried out a new recipe I had found on www.self.com and as usually I modified as I went along and ended up creating something wonderful (not that the original recipe didnt sound wonderful). I hardly ever follow recipes, except for baking, because I like to let my palate guide me. I usually will use recipes as a reference or jumping off point, I get a basic idea of the ingredients and the order and proportion and adjust and add as I go along. What started as Coconut Spinach Snapper ended up as Red Snapper in a Spicy Coconut Sauce! So in my usual fashion, the following recipe is a rough estimate of what I made, I tried to remember the exact amount of each ingredient but I very highly encourage you to taste and alter as you go along!

Red Snapper in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive Oil
    2 snapper fillets (about 6 oz each)
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    1/2 cup diced white onion
    2/3rd to 1 can of light coconut milk
    Juice of 2-3 limes
    1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 tablespoon soy sauce (I highly recommend Safeway brand soy sauce…I cant explain why but it has the best flavor)
    About 1/2 tablespoon of Sriracha (adjust to your spice preference)
    2 plum tomatoes, diced
    1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
    1/2 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
    1 bag (10 oz) spinach, washed (not dried)
    1 broccoli crown chopped
  • Heat a bit of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season fish with salt and pepper and cook 2 or 3 minutes per side or until the fish is cooked but not too flakey. Remove fish from skillet and cover to keep warm. Return skillet to heat; cook garlic, ginger and onion until tender. Add coconut milk, lime juice and cilantro and bring to a boil. Add soy and sriracha; simmer 1 minute. Heat oil in a separate, large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté remaining the bell peppers and broccoli, season with salt and pepper. Add tomato and spinach and cook until greens are just wilted. Plate the veggies then top with the salmon and sauce. Garnish with a bit of lime.

    I served this dish alongside some mild curry spiced rice but any rice or quinoa would be excellent. Bottom line is have fun with this recipe, you can play with the flavors a lot and really make it your own. If you come up with any tasty variations please share!

    <3 seanalyn

    Awesome product alert

    Ok so I have a new favorite product! Its calledGoya Recaito and pardon me but I just have to sing its praises.

    This product is a cilantro based product has onions, peppers, oil, garlic and other seasonings to create a delicious and fabulous sauce. This can be used in sauces, soups, dips…just about anything that requires a tangy cilantro flavor. I bought a jar a while ago at a local market and quickly realized its potential for quick dishes. One of my favorites is to use it on chicken when I dont have time to slice and dice and make my own recipe from scratch. All you need to is marinate it with some chicken and add any other seasonings you would want like salt, pepper, chili, etc. and throw it in the oven or saute pan and you have a fabulous quick dinner. When I have time I will let it marinate for an hour or so before roasting it in the oven, but last night I came home from the gym and just wanted to make a quick dinner so I sauteed some onions and chicken for a few minutes just to give it a crisp before spooning some sauce in. Voila, instant delicious and healthy dinner. Extra bonus is you dont need as much as you think you do because once it starts cooking it becomes a much thinner liquid. For two breasts of chicken you only need about a table spoon or two of the sauce. Ive also used it to mix in with white rice for extra flavor or with a shrimp stir fry.

    Do yourself a favor and pick a bottle of this sauce up, its cheap and such a great product to have in your fridge for instant dinners without resorting to frozen food.

    PS- Goya if you want to make me a spokesperson for your company all you have to do is pay me in sauce. Im serious

    <3 seanalyn


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