Thursday, August 2, 2012

Talapia with Orzo and Roasted Vegetables
I got this recipe from two different places. First, the fish recipe came from Pintrest and the link is above. I got the orzo recipe from Barefoot Contessa and the link follows. orzo with roasted vegetables  I made several variations to this recipe because I am not a huge fan of eggplant unless it is eggplant parmesan.

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Talapia with Orzo and Roasted Vegetables
Ingredients for the fish:
2 talapia filets
salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger root - grated
1 jalapena pepper, chopped
1/3 cup cilantro
1/4 cup white wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Scallions and cilantro for garnish
Heat oven to 475 degrees. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and salt and pepper both sides of the fish.  Place in a baking dish.

Process the garlic, ginger, jalapena, cilantro white wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil until smooth. Pour sauce over the fish and bake 8-10 minutes.

Ingredients for the Orzo:
1 cup orzo -- cook in boiling water until al dente.
Roast the following vegetables for 35 minutes in a 475 degree oven.

1) chopped red onion
2) chopped bell pepper
3) 1 zucchini
4) 1 clove garlic, minced
5) about 25 grape tomatoes-- bigger ones I cut in 1/2
Put all vegetables in a baking dish and sprinkle with about 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Then salt and pepper the vegetables.
I roasted my vegetables except the tomatoes for 20 minutes. Then I added the tomatoes and placed the fish on the other side of the pan and cooked an additional 10 minutes.

Place the drained orzo in a large bowl and add the following:
1) 3.5 oz of feta cheese (I bought crumbled goat cheese instead)
2) about 1/2 cup black olives
3) roasted vegetables
4) 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
5) 15 fresh basil leaves, cut into julienne

Barefoot Contessa adds a dressing, but I didn't think it needed it and didn't want the added calories.

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