6 Tilapia fillets 2 tbsp. Tausi or Fermented Black Beans 1 large green onion, julienned 3 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and julienned 2 inch piece of fresh Jalapeno, seeded and deveined, and julienned 1/2 cup corn starch
First, soak the black beans in approximately 1/4 cup water until soft and then drain.
Heat a heavy skillet and add approximately 1/4 cup of oil for frying fish. I used a combination of vegetable, olive and light sesame oil.
Fry fish which has been salted, pepped and coated lightly with cornstarch until golden.
Remove to a platter.
In the oil that is left in the skillet add the remaining ingredients and fry until all the vegetables are lightly brown. You may add a little water, approximately 1/4 cup if you would like a light sauce.
Pour over the fried fish and serve with white rice. I am serving Jasmine rice tonight.
Tonight I wanted to make something different with the frozen chicken thighs I had in the freezer. I remembered I hadn't used any of the Saffron I bought in New Jersey, in quite a while. I therefore hoped I had the ingredients to Paella.
I found a very good recipe for chicken paella. It can be found here
I made a few changes to the recipe because I wanted to use what I had at home and not go to the store for any extra ingredients (if I could help it).
- When the recipe calls for "bowl" I believe it refers to "cup" measurement.
- I found that frozen peas work better in this dish and they should be added at the last minute.
- Chicken broth works well in this dish and can be easily subsituted for meat broth (which I take to mean beef broth).
- I skipped the green and red peppers altogether because I simply did not have any. I used a little more garlic and onions instead.
- The recipe forgets to mention when the uncooked rice should be added. (BTW, I used 1 1/2 cups of rice instead of 2 cups and 3 cups of water), After I added the tomatoes (I used canned tomatoes), I added the rice.
I think that is it. My family really enjoyed this meal.
Although, I wanted to duplicate all of her recipes for our menu, I wanted to use up what I had in the refrigerator, freezer or cupboards. Our menu therefore was a variation of hers.
Pan fried Bratwurst on buns.
German potato salad (my variation was to use green onions instead of white onions. I substituted the green onions because I didn't have any parsley at home and I still wanted something green. I really enjoyed the taste of this potato salad.
Custard Pie. I found the recipe at Barbara's blog. We had more eggs in the refrigerator than we did apples. It came out really well too. I also made a homemade crust.
I skipped the Beer Bread because coincidentally, my friend made the Tastefully Simple recipe one that Barbara refers too and I didn't want to make it just yet.
So, thanks so much Barbara for sharing your menu with us!