Fish salads, for the win.
Sometimes I go through mega mama fish phases. Like right now, in this seriously ridiculous heat, I'm in a total fish phase. And I know that fish has absolutely nothing to do with heat, or the amounts of sweat buckets that spew from my exhausted pores, which I probably shouldn't have typed out just now.
But I'm in it. And I'm going to own it. The fish, not the sweat. Well, okay, I'll own that too. And I'll stop talking about it. For now.
I ESPECIALLY love fish on a salad. Something about how it flakes apart all nicely over a bed of greens and sautéed vegetables just makes me shiver. AND, get this. I made a simple little honey and lime glaze to coat the fish as it was being grilled. There's a chance that glaze ended up on my mouth like lip gloss. I'll go ahead and own that too.
Okay let's make Grilled Tilapia Salad
Grab some fresh tilapia fillets, some spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, honey, a lime, some candied nuts (which I'm sorry but there is no LIFE without them) and your favorite bottled lime vinaigrette. Which I didn't photograph mine because I think my hair was catching fire right then.
Get your veggies good and sautéed. It had been a while since I'd had mushrooms, so they needed to get their jam on in this salad. Remove them from the heat and cover to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the meal.
Whisk together about 3 Tbsp honey and a Tbsp of lime juice. Taste that. UM YES.
Time to grill! On an indoor or outdoor grill you'll just grill the fish and brush each side with the glaze for about 6 minutes total. I forgot to photograph the actual grilling because my husband had just surprised me with Sheryl Crow tickets and uhhh, I'm sure you can understand.
You should know, tilapia flakes easily, so when you go to flip the fish, don't get disheartened if it flakes apart on you. Mine did. I'll just go ahead and own that too. I'm owning a lot of things today! This feels GOOD.
Fish, vegetables, spinach, candied nuts and fresh cherry tomatoes with some lime vinaigrette. Make her happen!*Bev is trying to stop talking about sweat so much. Thank you for your patience. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.