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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Light Fish Recipe

15036 sicilian tilapia health dinner relish spry
My sons learned how to fish this summer. While they haven't brought home any fish yet, they did inspire dinner. If you're allergic to fish, sorry this post isn't for you (but hopefully you'll find quite a few that are on this site). Kosher fake crab meat products, while shellfish free, are not fish free (fish allergic-stay away from those too). My friend Cheryl, with a gourmet palate and deft culinary hands contributed this lovely recipe. Kudos to her daughter, Allison, for this one. This light, flavorful fish dish is a great catch!
Steamed Flounder with Couscous and Vegetables
1 cup couscous
1 red bell pepper (finely diced)
1 zucchini (finely diced)
1/2 t dried oregano
3 T olive oil
1 heaping T honey mustard 
4 flounder fillets(tilapia is fine too) (6-8 oz each)
1 T tarragon vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t fresh ground pepper
1-In a 2-qt shallow, microwaveable-safe dish, combine couscous, red pepper, zucchini, oregano, 1T oil, 1/2 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, microwave on high until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir mixture.
2-Dividing evenly, spread 1T mustard over one side of fish, season w salt and pepper. Drizzle fish with a little bit of lemon juice. Roll up each fillet and place side by side in a row on top of couscous. Cover and microwave on high until fish is almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. Let stand (covered) for 5 minutes to finish cooking.
3-Make vinaigrette: whisk1t honey mustard with 1T vinegar and remaining 2T olive oil. Touch of salt and pepper.Drizzle fish and couscous with vinaigrette.

*Tips for Customizing this Recipe
1- substitute quinoa or brown rice for couscous (will require longer cooking time)
2- add other vegetables (broccoli, stringbeans etc..)
3- get creative with the seasonings 
4- garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley

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