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.
The game wasn’t pretty, but the meal we enjoyed so much, we came home and recreated it. We’ve had it twice since.
It is SO good, I need to record it here!
Thai Vegetables with Seared Cod
1/2 c sweet chili sauce, we like Taste of Asia
1 TBS seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce (or more)
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!
OMG! That looks sooo good! Will have a go, but without the Sira-cha-cha sauce (cos we don’t have it here! (Why oh, why, do I keep saying that?! LOL!!)
This dish is plenty warm without the sriracha!
You’ll have to look into trying/buying some when you are in the states!
Do you do the cha-cha when you say that??? LOL!
Yep, I’m all cha-cha-d out now! LOL!
Will have to add it to my ‘shopping Stateside’ list! Only trouble is it’s getting bigger!