On a recent trip to Detroit, we had time to kill before a ball game. We headed out, dodging the raindrops, while looking for something a little healthier (not to mention gluten-free) before the big game. We happened upon Detroit Seafood Market and decided to give it a whirl. Boy were we impressed. The lunch menu had so many great options, cheaper than the price of a hotdog. And this was *good* food! The fish was so fresh the food didn’t last long enough to even take a picture…
Decisions, decisions… It was a tough choice but I went with the Pan seared Tilapia with sweet chili sauce over vegetables. It was our last great meal before we lost that fateful ALCS, game 3.
It is SO good, I need to record it here!
1/2 carrot, cut into match sticks
1/2 a stem of broccoli, cut into tiny florets
1/4 red bell pepper, slivered
1/4 red onion, slivered
1/4 zucchini, cut in circles, then halved
1 green onion, sliced
several mushrooms, quartered, if I have them
1 or 2 garlic cloves chopped
Wild or brown rice, prepared
Stir all the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
In a twirl of olive oil, stir fry or saute the veggies until near tender. Add a splash of water, cover and steam for a few minutes, if needed, then toss in most of the sauce, reserving some for the top. This is really pretty quick.
We like to get a cast iron skillet smoking hot, on the outside grill. Then sear our fish, salt and pepper, for seasoning, until cooked through. This was about 3-4 minutes a side. Then serve it over the veggies and wild rice, topping with additional sauce.
You could easily do this with bite sized chicken pieces, tofu, or just veggies. I have also seen fried eggs served over the sautéed, sauced vegetables.
Make it your own, just make it!