|Tilapia And Stewed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes With Capers|
Delightfully served with haricort vert and brussel sprouts...
an absolute delight to the palate.
1 pint of heirloom (yellow) cherry tomatoes (or regular red cherry tomatoes )
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. of capers (rinsed in cold water and drained) or you may use black pitted olives roughly chopped.
Pinch of kosher salt/black pepper
A sprinkling of peperoncino flakes (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients except for the capers in a small non-stick -oven proof skillet - the best is a cast iron pan and roast for 20-30 minutes at 375F heated oven until the tomatoes start to pop. Broil for 5 minutes until they get that "grilled" color. Transfer to the stove top and add a teaspoon of tomato paste; a teaspoon of sugar stir and let simmer on low-medium heat to reduce the liquid. Add the capers and more olive oil if necessary.
For the brussel sprouts and haricort vert:
A pint of brussel sprouts washed and cut in halves
1/4 lb. of haricort vert or string beans cut in half
1 small onions chopped
2 cloves of garlic smashed
1/2 cup of halves cherry tomatoes
olive oil and a pat of butter
kosher salt/freshly ground black pepper
In a large heated pan with olive oil and butter sautee the garlic and onions until translucent; add the cherry tomatoes, stir and add the brussel sprouts; next add 1/4 cup of water or stock- keep the lid on to simmer for 10 minutes; add the haricort vert last and simmer to desired doneness. Taste to correct seasoning.
For the Tilapia (6 small ones in this recipe):
Season the fish with amazing dry rub or salt and pepper
Coat lightly with flour (to keep the fish intact while it sits in the pan "getting fried").
In a large heated pan with olive oil - fry the fish until done and drain on paper towel.
Spoon some of the "stewed tomatoes" on the serving plate - place 2-3 pieces of the tilapia and the sauteed brussel sprouts and haricort vert. Add more of the "stewed tomato" sauce on top and watch it disappear before your eyes! Guten appetit!