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Ginger and Cilantro Tilapia

I’ve never owned a food processor before, and I FINALLY bought one the other day from Steamy Kitchen (if you’ve never been here, check it out!). It’s just a small 3.5 cup Cuisinart, but it worked beautifully for our meal last night!! I made some delicious ginger & cilantro tilapia with red potatoes and some lightly fried rice.


adapted from theKitchn

  • 4 small tilapia filets (about 3/4 lb)
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

1. Pre-heat the oven to 475ºF. Season the tilapia lightly with sea salt and pepper, and place into a baking dish. Set aside.

2. Put pepper, garlic, and ginger in a small food processor with the soy sauce, white wine, sesame oil, and cilantro. “Chop” until well-blended. Pour the sauce over the fish, rubbing it in a little. Bake for 8 minutes. YUM.

yay! shiny new food processor!

3. Serve with red potatoes, lightly fried rice, and chardonnay…see below.


  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/8 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Sea salt to taste

1. Just cover potatoes with salted water, and bring to boil. Add in pressed garlic, ginger, onions, and cilantro. Reduce to medium heat and cover for about 10 minutes (or until potatoes are at a texture you prefer!). Drain any excess water.

the fresh cilantro turns the mixture a little green while cooking! ha! 


  • 1 cup white rice, cooked (I had leftovers from the night before that I’d put in the fridge)
  • 1 tbsp garlic oil
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

1. Heat garlic oil over a low-medium heat, and stir in already cooked white rice. Stir in egg and onions, adding a little salt and pepper. Continue to stir for about 7-8 minutes.

And Sterling 2010 Chardonnay…

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