Sauteed Tilapia with Sweet Soy and Asian Salad


Sauteed Tilapia with Sweet Soy and Asian Salad
 
Make this coriander crusted sauteed tilapia recipe with homemade sweetened soy sauce and a simple Asian salad.
Ingredients
For the Sweet Soy:
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons of water
For the Salad:
  • ½ cup of rice wine vinegar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 4 quartered vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • ¼ finely sliced sweet onion
  • 1 seeded and small diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons of chiffonade fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh (optional)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
For the Tilapia:
  • three 6 to 7 ounce fillets of fresh tilapia
  • Crushed coriander seeds (optional)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil (can substitute with vegetable oil)
Instructions
  1. Soy: In a small bowl whisk together the corn starch and 2 teaspoons of water and set aside. Next, bring the soy, ¼ cup of water, honey and brown sugar to a boil. Once boiling whisk in a small amount of the corn starch-water mixture until it becomes thick (think maple syrup). lastly, finish with lime juice and set aside.
  2. Salad: Mix together vinegar and lime juice and set aside. In a large bowl toss together tomatoes, onions, cucumbers herbs, salt and pepper and a small amount of the vinegar-lime juice dressing. Once mixed in, place in the refrigerator to cool .
  3. Tilapia: Season all the tilapia with salt and pepper and crust with coriander if you desire. Next, in a large saute pan on high heat with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil bring it to the smoking point. Once smoking, place the fish into the pan and immediately turn down the heat to medium-high. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. To Plate: Place a small amount of sweet soy on a plate with the tilapia right on top of it. On the other side of the plate place your salad.

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