Tilapia Fillet With Ginger Balsamic Glaze
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.latestrecipes.net/2009/12/02/tilapia-fillet-with-ginger-balsamic-glaze/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
This is one of the easy dishes that I love to make.. it involves pan-frying..my favorite way of cooking fish or anything before I really learned how to cook. :) This particular dish is also inspired by one of my favorite chef, Wolfgang Puck ( I miss his show..he makes me smile/laugh..love his accent).
He prepared this with Tilapia filllet with the skin on which was fried crispy..hmmn imagine that…if you haven’t had fried tilapia with crisp skin before, well you are missing something..it’s super yummy, it’s one of my favorite food, crispy- on- the- outside-flaky- on- the- inside fried fish.
My mom makes a similar dish called escabeche using whole fish. She loves to prepare this for us when I was a kid and I remember not liking it because it has strong vinegar scent and taste and it’s a little spicy for me ( I only began liking hot and spicy food when I got married).
I didn’t like the taste of onion and ginger but my mom has this habit of feeding us something we don’t care much about maybe in the hopes of making me and my siblings to eventually like it too..well, she often succeeds but with this one, it took her long years of trying with me, I was a picky eater as a child and I used to hate the smell of vinegar.
I began to appreciate onions, ginger, vinegar and other strong spices when I began taking real interest in cooking and recreating my mother’s dishes. I missed them so much when I was in college and more so when I got married.
note: this is one of my no-recipe recipes, but don't worry it's hard to ruin this, you can always adjust the amount of seasoning to your liking as you cook the sauce /glaze and make it your own ;)