Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tilapia Pasta, My style

Pasta, this is one dish which I like to see and not eat. This is my second attempt towards pasta. And here is the secret recipe.
2 cups penne pasta
1 cup baby carrots cut lengthwise
1 cup sugar snap peas
1/2 cup Broccoli cut into pieces
3 Thai chili ( Optional, If you like more spice add it, can also add Red chili flakes)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup butter
2 Tilapia fillets cut into 1-inch cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoon fresh parsley
1. In a pan add water, to it add carrot pieces ,sugar snap peas, broccoli rabe and boil until they are crisp tender. 6-7 minutes depending on the size of your pieces. Scoop the veggies out of water with a slotted spoon or a strainer and set aside
2. Cook pasta according to package directions until done , then drain
3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, Thai chili and saute for 1 minute. Now add in above boiled veggies and Tilapia cubes. Season it with Italian seasoning, Cumin powder and parsley. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
4. Continue cooking and stirring until Tilapia turns it color.Turn the heat to low to keep it warm
5. Toss the pasta in the above sauce along with some pasta water to keep the mixture from drying out.
Serve immediately with Parmesan if you like.
I sent this recipe to Home Cooking for March,Pasta challenge.