I had originally wanted to have cod for the dish I had in mind, but when I got to the market Sunday, they were out of cod. Tilapia was on sale. Now it is not organic, I have a hard time believing my fish can be organic, but they were farm raised. Tilapia is a rather mild, slightly firm but delicate fish. I usually steam it with some white wine and some sort of citrus zest. Tonight was a little different and I was looking for a bolder flavor.
I sauteed some thinly sliced white onion with garlic and then added some sliced carrots for color. After all the seasonings were soft I added a can of chickpeas – we love chickpeas! It really is a versatile legume and is very good for you. While the dish simmered I seasoned the Tilapia with paprika, salt and a little pepper. I think used the grill pan and cooked the fish until it was golden. To serve I ladled the chickpeas into a wide soup bowl and gently laid the fish on top and gave a dusting of sea salt. I served a simple red leafed butter lettuce salad drizzled with the leftover dressing from the celery root salad.
The dish was light, flavorful with a bit of smokiness. For dessert we had a slice of the TWD Gingerbread – YUM!
$ 9.92 for 4 servings. Dinner and lunch for the next day.
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