By David Hu
All this week, we have been re-introducing our bloggers by re-posting their very first post for Special Fork. On Monday we’ll be back blogging with more cooking insights, helpful tips and delicious recipes that take no more than 30 minutes of prep time, all to solve your daily dinnertime dilemma: what to cook now!
Today we feature Dave Hu’s early video blog post on cooking tilapia. Dave was inspired to found Special Fork, a mobile recipe website, when he was tempted to buy tilapia at the market because it was cheap. However, he refrained because he didn’t know how to cook it. Dave realized having tilapia recipes easily accessible on his smartphone would have enabled him to buy and cook tilapia or any other unfamiliar ingredients that he’s like to try cooking.
Dave, a competent novice cook, is CEO and Co-Founder of Special Fork. He is responsible for the design and features of the mobile recipe website and runs the Special Fork business. Dave has over 10 years of experience in the high tech industry, his last three years focused on the mobile space. Most recently Dave was the Manager for Mobile Devices at Virgin Mobile USA where he oversaw special edition handsets.
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Here's what to do with Tilapia
When I’m at the fish counter of the supermarket, I’m always attracted to the tilapia – in part because it sounds exotic, but mostly because it’s cheap. The problem is that I didn’t have the slightest idea what to do with this fish.
If you’re in the same boat, I’ve found a great recipe that not only uses tilapia in a delicious way, but also can be prepped and cooked in under 20 minutes. In fact the fish cooks for 2 to 3 minutes per side, and the prep is pretty much just cutting up cucumbers and radishes.
Try Tilapia with Cucumber and Radish Relish. I know you’ll like it. I’ve found that the tilapia goes great on a toasted hamburger bun with the cucumber radish relish on top, and some lettuce tucked in.
There’s no reason to pass up tilapia any more.
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Tilapia with Cucumber Radish Relish
2/3 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
1/2 cup chopped radishes
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons butter
Combine the first seven ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Let stand at room temperature while preparing fish. Saute tilapia in butter in a large skillet over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily when tested with a fork. Transfer to serving plates. Spoon cucumber mixture over each serving.
Source: National Fisheries Institute
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