- May 12, 2011
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So the owner of the restaurant I work at came by today with 2 cases of IQF Japanese Tilapia. I hate tilapia, I really hate tilapia. Anyone have any ideas what to make with it?
Hahahaha swai, basa, Vietnamese catfish... lololololLook on the bright side ..........it could be shwai (sp?) or that other new weird as$ named fish.
How about a fritto misto special since you do Italian food? Use that batter that you used for the tacos, but add a few fried lemon slices, in season and cheap veg like green beans or zucchini, yellow/white onion rings (cheap), some calamari and serve with a flavored mayo/aioli? Have the bar manager push some nice crisp white wines to go with it.I actually made tacos tonight for staff meal just to see what the reaction was. Overall everyone was impressed. I made a tempura batter and fried the fish, then I finished it with pico de gallo, radicchio, and a cilantro lime cream sauce made with mexican table cream.
However, I work at a wine bar where most of the food is French/Italian/Spanish/American to reflect our wine menu. We have done tacos before and they have sold, but it kinda devalues the restaurant.
I think tomorrow I'll go with the parmesan crusted route or the florentine route. Personally I love putting a champagne beurre blanc on bland seafood, it really classes up an otherwise mediocre dish. I'll probably marinade the fish in some champagne as well. Remember, I work at a wine bar so the champagne FLOWS around here. In fact all wine flows so much I started making my own vinegars with the left over bottles we have.