Wait, what is that photo? Where is the fish? Well, it's just the pan which is highly seasoned with bacon grease. You will often find it on my cook-top because well, bacon is a favorite of a few of us living under this roof. OK, we all enjoy it and Chas, well he asks for it almost daily. Do you have a favorite bacon pan?
On to the real meal...Pan-Seared Tilapia. No Sole at my grocer and I wasn't headed on a search. The intro said any mild-flavored white fish works well, so I took it at its word and it did. I will admit though that it was the Mango Salsa that made this meal. I sear Tilapia fairly often, it's easy, mild and a quick source of protein, but the salsa set it apart.
I nixed the grapeseed oil in the salsa, because I watch the tour, I don't race in the tour & we like bacon, remember. (How 'bout those time trials today? Speedy!)
Mango Salsa...DELICIOUS! Great with the fish. Great on a spoon. Great with brown rice. I'm sure it's great with almost anything. Even topping a crispy strip of maple bacon.
I prepared the fish as the recipe suggested and served it over a bed of brown rice and topped it with the salsa. I didn't set the table, rather, quickly threw down place mats, napkins and silverware. Great way to end the first day of the week. Time around the table with my 3 favorite guys and a yummy meal.
Lacking in Pantry: Nothing, because I went to the grocery with a list.
Additions, Subtractions or Method Changes: 1 mango, not 2, green onion instead of sliced red, fresh orange squeeeeeezed, instead of orange juice, no grapeseed oil in the salsa, but a bit in the pan to cook the fish and I added a bit of salt and pepper to the salsa
What I'll try next time: double or triplet the batch of salsa & make tacos the next day or just eat chips and salsa for dinner.
How it Scored:
'becca: 5, loved it!
Elliott: 4 for the fish, but wasn't a fan of the salsa
Chas: see photo below...sheesh!