Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spicy Rubbed Fish over Lemony Rice and Radish Salad

Today I watched Runaway Bride, You've Got Mail and Enchanted! This was a very, very relaxing weekend for me... and kinda boring! Why is it that we pray for a lazy day where sleep and watching TV on the couch all day is the only thing on our "to-do list." Then on those days you wish there was something to keep you busy? 
Cooking dinner is always a fun activity for me at the end of a lazy day! Tonight I am trying out a new mushroom soup. Until then, here is my favorite new fish dish! I am serious, this is on my new favorite list, try it!

Lemony Rice
1 Tb butter
1/2 onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup basmati rice
1/2 Tb lemon zest
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup chicken broth
1 zucchini
salt and pepper

Fish and Coriander Spice
2 tilapia filets
1 Tb plus 1/4 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp course salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp ground pepper
Stir together seasonings
Cook diced onion in butter.
Slice zucchini and zest lemon.
Juice lemon add to chicken broth.
Once onion is tender, add rice to pan and cook for 1 min.

Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. (The original recipe calls to add zucchini now, but it got too mushy, so don't add it yet!)
Stir and bring to boil over medium heat. Lower to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
Cover while simmering.
Rub seasoning on both sides of the filets. 
Add zucchini now and stir, then top the rice with the fish filets.
Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.

Radish Salad
1 bunch of Radishes (8ish)
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup spinach
1 green onion chopped
salt and pepper
shaved parmesan

Rinse Radishes. Trim off the tails and leaves then slice very thin. I got a Mandolin for Christmas from my dad. It is awesome! Can you see it in the background slicing the radishes super fine.
Toss radishes with spinach and green onions.
Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon and then toss salad with olive oil and salt and pepper.

Serve salad topped with shaved parmesan. This was an awesome dinner!

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