Thursday, May 18, 2006

Summer Lunch - Tilapia Fillets with Lemongrass Seasoning

Our friend Mutsuko recently came to visit from Thailand and brought this nice seasoning. If you don't intend to get a bottle of this in Thailand, then you might as well just mix it yourself. The ingredients are easy to find: coarse seasalt, turmeric, lemongrass and red chilli. Together with a green salad on a white vinegar dressing (or apple cider), this makes for a nice and light summer lunch.

for 2 people:


4 Tilapia Fillets (costs about 6 bucks at Trader Joe's, cheap!)
2-3 tablespoons lemongrass seasoning mix (enough to rub it all around the fish)
1 tablespoon butter
fresh (preferrably organic) green salad leaves


Wash the fish pieces, dry them with kitchen paper and season all around with the lemongrass mix (coarse seasalt, turmeric, lemongrass, red chilli).

Prepare the salad. I would suggest using just a bit of white vinegar (or an apple cider) and olive oil to complement the lemongrass seasoning.

Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the fish for about 2 minutes on each side over medium-high heat until golden. Serve immediately with the salad on the side.


At 1:22 PM, Blogger Nyx said...

Oh man! That looks absolutely delicious! I bet a ginger vinegrette or a mushroom & sesame vinegrette would taste pretty good with that too!

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Hey! I didn't know superhero's cook as well! :-) Superman can't cook.
Your ideas about the vinegrette's sound great! I'll try the ginger version next time. thanks for posting!


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