The Chef Made A Short Appearance

The chef made a short appearance last night and whipped up this amazing, quick and healthy meal. I am pretty sure I wrote about this meal before, but I just can’t get enough of the beautiful colors. He actually found the recipe a few years ago in the Men’s Health magazine and it’s from the kitchen of I recently read somewhere (either or that in the last trimester it’s really important to eat fish as it helps the baby with the brain development. So to help Mili-Mali’s brain growth we are bringing back the fish on the menu once a week. I can actually handle the smell and taste of it again.The tilapia was perfect – it was thin, browned and salty to my taste. What you don’t see in the picture is a piece of NAAN bread that I ate as I needed some starch. INGREDIENTS 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 2 small bell peppers, seeded and diced (use red, yellow, green, or a combination) 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste4 6-oz tilapia fillets TO MAKE 1> Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the red onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until tender. 2> Add the peppers and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes, or until soft. 3> Add the beans and the wine and bring to a gentle simmer, cooking for about 3 minutes, or until the beans are heated through and most of the wine has been reduced. Stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. 4> To cook the halibut: Place a large sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into it. Salt and pepper both sides of the halibut fillets. Place them in the hot pan and cook for 4 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. 5> Turn the fillets over and cook for 3 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through but still moist and juicy. 6> Spoon the beans onto the center of 4 plates. Top with the halibut fillets. Spoon some salsa (recipe above) atop the halibut, drizzle a bit more salsa around the beans, and serve.


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