Monday, May 14, 2007

Asian Lime Marinade

One of my coworkers has been trying to make some changes in her diet and is trying to add more healthy items into her daily menu. Her cardiologist suggested she try tilapia, since it's such a great tasting fish, yet is very healthy. For those who aren't fish eaters, it's a perfect fish to try, as it's very mild and almost sweet in flavor. It's also usually relatively inexpensive, so it's a great thing to know how to make.

I wanted to try a few recipes so that she'd have some quick and simple things to prepare after a long day of work. This is definitely one of those. It takes about 10 minutes to make this marinade. All of these items can be stocked in your kitchen, and you can have a great dinner on the table relatively quickly.

Although I used tilapia this time, I'm sure this marinade would lend itself well to almost any other fish, such as salmon or swordfish, or would even be excellent on shrimp. This marinade is also perfect for the upcoming grilling season.

Asian Lime Marinade

Asian Lime Marinade

2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tsp finely minced ginger
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

In a mini food processor, process garlic, ginger, and lime until well mixed. Add remaining ingredients, and process until combined. Pour over desired seafood in a ziploc bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Grill, bake, or broil until done. (As a note, the tilapia took about 10 minutes under the broiler, 5 minutes on each side)


Chris said...

This is great! I eat Tilapia often, so I am always looking for new ways to cook it. Thanks!

Nabeela said...

It sounds excellent and easy. I know what you're saying about was my first fish too and I loved how mild and "non-fishy" it was

kickpleat said...

when i make baked fish this is exactly how i do it too (but without the honey and lemon instead of lime). i also set the fish on top of thinly sliced onion. yum!!

Georgia said...

Such a beautiful picture! The colours are fantastic - well done, it can be so difficult to photograph food well.

you are my garden said...

delicious recipe!
i made this the other night after my mother came home with a large chunk of salmon.
we had EVERY ingredient in the house so i quickly processed the marinade and let the fish soak in it for a good two/three hours.
we ended up grilling the fish med-low on the BBQ & it turned out DEVINE (in taste and smell)
thanks so much! this is definitely going in my recipe box.