Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Fish Dinner

7 Talapia fish fillets
1 cup corn meal
1 1/2 cups flour
Your favorite fish spices
Olive oil

Take the fish filets, rinse and pat dry with some paper towels.

(my favorite fish spices with the cornmeal)

Mix the the corn meal, flour and spices together.  Dredge fish into flour mixture, gently tap excess and set aside.

Heat 3 tbsp. oil in pan, fry two fish fillets at a time, for about 5-7 minutes on each side until lightly brown.  Repeat with the rest of the fish.

1 pound bok choy
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pound Savoy or Napa cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

3 leek stalks, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Trim 1/8 inch from bottom of bok choy, then quarter lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise.

Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until a drop of water evaporates instantly. Pour vegetable oil down side of wok, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and stir-fry 10 seconds. (This smelled oh so wonderful).  Add cabbage and 1/4 teaspoon salt and stir-fry 3 minutes. Add the leeks, bok choy and stir-fry until ribs are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Serve drizzled with sesame oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  Add more salt if needed.

My hubby and I love fish and I have found our favorite way to cook it.  I don't like a lot of breading on my fish, I don't deep fry it either but just fry it ever so lightly, add my special spices and we are loving every bite!  Today i was also in the mood for some Chinese vegies so when I was in the produce section at the store, I bought everything Chinese I could find.  I had to go online to find a recipe to know how to cook it too.  When I got done cooking the Chinese vegies, they looked a little too watery for me so I went ahead and sprinkled in about a 1/4 cup of cornstarch just to thicken it then ended up with a savory sauce.  We also always eat Pickled Beets with our fish, they just go hand in hand.  I know it isn't the weekend, but ever since I bought the fish and the Chinese vegies, I've been in the mood for it and couldn't wait until the weekend.  All in all it probably took me about 1 1/2 hours to cook this meal.  I enjoyed it all!  My hubby enjoyed it all (with his ketchup) and Grandma enjoyed it too :)


  1. Hello...

    Mmmm...this looks sooo good! I just giggled when I first saw your meal plan...I fixed talapia for dinner tonight as well! I have never fried it before but your recipe sounds really good..quick and easy too! That's always a plus in my book! The stir-fry veggies also looked yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us! I am going to give your talapia recipe a try!

    I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for your visit...and taking a peek at my silver tablescape! You know, I found the pretty wintery goblets at a yard sale...there were 16 in all and I got them for a great price. I had no idea that Arby's sold them at one time...that is so funny! Thank you for sharing the info.!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. Hi Chari,
    I hope you enjoyed your talapia. We had some more last night. Try to make it at least once a week since it is good for you. This time I added a little bit of flour and Panko to my cornmeal and it came out even better and I really do like that new McCormick Mediterranean Seasoning, it's got great flavors.

    It is funny about those goblets. They sell them on ebay too and some day I'm going to get some more. I even got the matching tumblers that I love so much from Arby's too but broke several since then :( I wish Arby's would do it again, I think they got tired of seeing me drive through and ordered just a sandwich or a drink just to get my goblet :).

    By the way, I do love your decorating. I wish I had that gift but I don't, so I just look at yours and enjoy it. Thanks again and I lookd forward to your Spring decorations since I'm new to your site :)


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