Here's a light, healthy recipe perfect for summer.
Yields 4 servings
4 6-ounce snapper fillets*
2 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper
1. Pat fish fillet dry and season with salt and pepper.
2. In a large non-stick skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook fish about 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
3. Turn fish over and cook 2 minutes more, or until just cooked through.
*The mild, slightly sweet flavor and firm yet tender texture of most white fish fillets take well to light seasoning and a quick sauté. Alternatives include sole, flounder, tilapia, fresh cod, and red snapper.
Mojo Picón (Garlic/Paprika Sauce)
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
1. Slice the garlic cloves. Pour the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and vinegar in a food processor.
2. While blending, drizzle in olive oil gradually until the ingredients emulsify.
3. Blend until the sauce is thick and creamy.
To serve: Accompany fish fillets with brown rice and steamed vegetables. Pour mojo picón over fish.
1 cup long-grain rice
16 oz coconut milk
salt to taste
1 tbsp canola oil
1. In a medium saucepan, mix the oil, rice, coconut milk and salt, and simmer over medium low heat.
2. Simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 10 minutes more, until ready to serve.