Did you know that tilapia typically has a 4:3 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3? For those of you unaware, Omega 3 is the good one… Here, this phrase might help you remember: Omega 3, get in me… Omega 6, derelicts!!
Omega 3, get in me! but tell me more about Omega 6.
Your body uses omega-6 essential fatty acids to make the hormones that stimulate the release of mucus, that cause inflammation around foreign objects and germs, and that tighten blood vessels to prevent bleeding. Alas, I digress, let’s dive into this delicious meal and get inflamed together!
For this dish, seared tilapia is elevated by a coating of warming spices like paprika and cayenne and a simply irresistible sweet and zesty sauce made with fresh lime juice, local honey, scallions, and crunch sesame seeds. Go ahead, zoom in and see if you can find the honey and sesame seeds Netflix and chilling on the fish.
It’s all served over a bed of fluffy jasmine rice mixed with bok choy sautéed in fragrant aromatics. Damn, this was legitimately the best meal ever. Check out the recipe below and give it a go. Tell me what you think!!!
Ingredients for the best meal ever
- 2 Tilapia Fillets
- ½ cup Jasmine Rice
- 2 Scallions
- 10 oz Baby Bok Choy
- 1 Lime
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Southern Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ground Yellow Mustard, Smoked Paprika, & Cayenne Pepper)
Recipe for the best meal ever
Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.
While the rice cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the root end of the bok choy; thinly slice. Halve the lime crosswise; squeeze the juice into a medium bowl.
While the rice continues to cook, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the sliced bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to the pot of cooked rice; stir to combine. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.
Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In the same pan, heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned fish and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.
While the fish cooks, to the bowl of lime juice, add the honey (kneading the packet before opening), sliced green tops of the scallions, and sesame seeds; season with salt and pepper. Stir to thoroughly combine. Serve the cooked fish over the finished rice. Top the fish with the sauce. Enjoy!
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