Monday, September 12, 2005

Starting the week off right...

Two new recipes for dinner tonight. The first was Pecan-Crusted Tilapia(CL). The chopped pecans, even though the amount is small, gave this fish such a crunchy and toasted nutty flavor. Added hot sauce in the buttermilk has a slight spicy kick. I heard the comment of "You have to make this one again! Promise!" So I think this one is a winner.

I served Spicy Roasted Potatoes and White Asparagus(adapted from CL) along side. I noticed this asparagus for the first time at a local store and then had to find a recipe to use it! I find that this kind has a more mild flavor than its green counterpart. It seemed almost bitter, but not quite. The potatoes were the star here though - minced garlic and parmesan cheese with the right amount of spice were some of the best ones we've had yet from CL.


  1. Your dinner looks great. I have never tried white asparagus either and am glad to here your view of it. I have a great cashew crusted tilapia recipe I make (not at all light though as it is served with a Jamaican Rum butter sauce) and will have to give this one a whirl.

  2. Those potatoes look really good. I'll have to look them you know what issue they're from? Or maybe they're online?

  3. Joe,

    Pecan-crusted tilapia sounds delicious. I'll have to try to find that recipe! Thanks for the inspiring pics...

  4. Your dinner looks delicious! I printed out that tilapia recipe a few months ago but haven't gotten around to trying it yet. I'll be making it soon now, you've inspired me!

  5. What a great dinner! Tilapia is very popular here, and I like it a lot, but I have never had it this way...I have to hunt for that recipe and try it! :-) And the potatoes sound yummy too...Thanks!

  6. I've been enjoying reading your blog- your photos make me want to grab a plate.

    Where is the chocolate and peanut butter? I have been waiting on baited breath, and logged in this morning to find out just what it was you had done with the chocolate and PB, and I am denied. What a sad morning! ;-)

  7. Dinner looks wonderful. I love tilapia and do it many ways myself. In fact I just posted about it yesterday.

    Another favorite is to mix some drained white horseradish with panko bread crumbs for coating. It's awesome.

  8. I think that pecan-crusted anything sounds good! Thanks for the report!

  9. I've never had white asparagus before, although I eyed some in the grocery store just yesterday. I will have to give it a try one of these days. The tilapia sounds awesome, too!

  10. white asparagus is incredibly popular here, where i live in Liburg its called 'Limburgs witte goud' the white gold of Limburg there are even entire festivals and all the farms & chefs compete to see who can make the best :)

    looks yummy! not a tilapia fan but spicy fish is always nice.

  11. yum yum yum!!!!!
    what happened to the choc/peanut butter?

  12. Hi Joe!
    Do your think this recipe might work if baked in the oven?? I always do my Tilapia in the broiler, I find it less messy than using the pan frying method. In this case the broiler may not be the best option so that the nuts don't burn, but maybe baking it at 400F would work... what do you think?!
    I have been eying this recipe for a while now... and have even tought about making it with chicken... ideas, ideas, ideas!!

  13. What a great idea! The tilapia looks good, and the pecan crust means I can eat it!

  14. i just realised that if i lived in the desert i would do a blog called the dessert desert and do exclusively desserts. wee!

    oh my gosh and your description of your arizona fall... too funny.

  15. Punky - Thanks! We love cashews so that might be a good one to try!

    Hi Crytal - they are from Dec '03 issue!

    Thanks Ed! If you can't find the recipe let me know! I am currently working on getting a recipe index up and running.

    Thanks Val! Do try it!

    Joey - we like it since its pretty mild - sometimes other kinds are just too strong for us.

    Erika - Thanks! Sorry you had to wait for the chocolate/pb post!

    Hey Ruth! I see we made similar dishes!

    Thanks Beth!

    Alice - it was pretty interesting but I think I still prefer the green asparagus. Although it was nice trying something different!

    Catesa - Thanks for the info! I will have to do some more research on it.

    Hi Clare! It look a little longer to get posted :)

    Ana - I think you could do this in the oven. I did finish mine at 450 for a couple minutes since mine were not done and I was afraid they would burn if they stayed in the pan any longer.

    Thanks Shauna!

    Violet - too funny! Great name idea!