I have this thing about Pinterest. I need to make the things I pin. I really don’t want Pinterest to be all about my wants and desires without my taking any action on those things. I realize I’m probably thinking too much about a website, but whatever. I don’t want to be the person who’s always talking about things she’d like to do and never doing any of them. So. Pinterest. I only pin things I can really see myself making.
Cupcakes in the shape of a panda? No. Fresh, simple meal I can put on the table when I get home? Yes.
Last week, I pinned the Ginger Cilantro Baked Tilapia on The Kitchn. Last night I made it.
The recipe was very good. It’s an excellent go-to meal for a weeknight. My only complaints — a bit too salty and fish was a bit over done — were my fault. I also didn’t include the jalapeno because I forgot to buy some at the market. I think jalapeno would have added a bit of brightness to the flavor. I also think a squeeze of lemon would have been perfect. I don’t know why I didn’t do that, actually.
I used cod, instead of tilapia. Our market, New Seasons, color codes all the fish according to sustainability. Cod was labeled green and it was on sale too. I served it on brown rice with some sauteed brussel sprouts. Yum!
I bet if you marinated chicken in this recipe and then boiled it then browned it ala Chicken Adobo, or browned it then roasted it ala Cooks Illustrated’s recommendations for roast chicken, if it would be even more delicious. I don’t think marinating the fish would work, however. The flavors are very strong and nearly drown out the fish as it is.
By the way, if you’ve never cooked Chicken Adobo, I want you to promise me that you will. Awesome.