Monday, March 15, 2010

Tilapia Tostada's with Black Beans

I saw this recipe while watching Melissa d'Arabian's show on Food Network. I thought it looked lovely... and while i didn't have all of the correct ingredients on hand, i had the most important ones... Tilapia and Avocado!
Melissa's is here if you want to check it out.

This is mine:
1 lime, zested and juiced. The limes were so hard at the grocery store today. I had to pop one in the microwave for 15 seconds just to get it going...
2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
a couple of tablespoons of EVOO
1 pound Tilapia, cut in 2 inch pieces.

I sauteed my black beans in evoo, some chopped white onion, ground cumin, salt and pepper, and about 1/2 a cup of chicken stock. I started these first, so i could let them soak in all the flavor.

Then I marinated the fish for 15 minutes. and stuck it in the broiler for 7-10 minutes, depending on how big your chunks are.

Fry up some corn tortilla's for your tostada shells, spoon on some of the beans and then the fish pieces and top with your favorite toppings. I put avocado and cilantro, tomato and red onion on mine.

**to those of my friends who DON'T like fish - try the tostada's with just the beans. My kids ate theirs this way (cause they ate the fish before i could put their tostada's together!) and it makes a pretty good meatless dish!


Cassidy said...

thanks for the shout out for us non-fish eaters:) and you know I am always looking for meat free meals to add to the rotation.

Cassidy said...

Ok, made this with just beans!!!! SSSSOOOO good. Josh said he would marry me again he liked it so much:)