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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Grill it up!

Last week, I bought tilapia and wanted to do something that I have never done before. Thats right, Grill it!. So I decided to marinate it for as long as I can and I ended up with letting it marinate for almost 36 hours in the fridge. Served it up with crunchy and cold lettuce with ranch and a side of grilled mushrooms and bell peppers. A sumptuous dinner on the patio! For the seasoning I mixed Indian flavor along with american steak seasoning.
It is better to grill food than to fry them, as this is a healthier way to enjoy it too....

Tilapia - 1 lb
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
White vinegar - enouch to mix all ingredients into a thin paste.
Steak seasoning - 2 tsps
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cajun spice - 1/2 tsp

Mix all ingredients except for the fish into a thin paste and then rub it well on the fish. Cover it and marinate it as long as you can.
Since we are using vinegar there is no need for it marinate overnight, 3 to 4 hours is more than enough.
Before grilling it, remove the fish and let it get to room temperature. This way you will retain the texture and moisture of the fish.
Make sure your grill pan is hot, spray cooking oil, then place the fish one by one.
Do not disturb the fish too often otherwise it will break. Turn it after 4 to 5 minutes and once fully done place it on to a plate.

For serving :- Serve it over a plate of shredded lettuce or salad of choice with a piece of lemon and ranch.

For Stir Fry Vegetables:-
Mushrooms - 1 cup
Bell peppers - a mix of yellow, red, orange all cut lengthwise - 1 cup (totally)
Onions - 1 medium cut lengthwise
Scallions - 2 nos cut into inch size pieces
Salt to taste
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Worcestershire sauce - a few drops
Soy sauce - a few drops
Garlic - 1 clove minced
Steak seasoning - 1/4 tsp (optional0


In a kadai pour a little oil and when hot add the minced garlic. Once fried add the sliced onions.
Once it turns pink add the mushrooms and fry it for a while.
When half done add the pepper powder, steak seasoning, soy sauce and worcestershire sauce and stir it well.
Now add the bell peppers and salt. Stir it well and remove it once the mushrooms are well done and the bell peppers are cooked. Do not over cook otherwise the bell peppers will lose its crunchiness. I added the steak seasoning to it, so that it will seem more like a part of the meal.

Now plate the salad, a piece of grilled fish , ranch and a piece of lemon and a warm side of stir fried vegetables.
You can also serve the fish with mango salsa instead of stir fry veges.

I am sending this for the Monthly Grill It event by Sig of LiveToEat.


Sig said...

Love grilled Tilapia, and you are right, this will be great with mango salsa! Thanks for participating in MM-Grill It event, Aartee!

Meeta K said...

Tilapia is such a versatile fish! I like the flavors you added here! Thanks for joining us at the MM!