Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick Cook 3 - BBQ Peach Tilapia and Vegetable Couscous

Ok, so it is supposed to be BBQ Mango Tilapia, and it is a Hungry Girl Recipe, so I don't feel right posting it on-line word for word.  I will, however, post my tips and my variation.

You will need
2 tilapia fillets or number needed to feed your herd.  This sauce will top up to 4 fillets.**
One mini can of peaches.  Or a diced peaches fruit cup.
2 TBSP ketchup
1/4 cup petite diced tomatoes or regular diced tomatoes.  Drained.
1/4 cup tomato sauce (or just us a little more ketchup if you don't want to open a can of sauce)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP dried chopped onion (totally optional.  Real onion could also be used.  Or frozen chopped onion)
Teensy tiny sprinkle of garlic powder (or more if you like garlic, but since it upsets my stomach, I am careful with it)


1 cup couscous
1 - 1 1/4 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 cup vegetable broth (or water)

Keep 2 tablespoons of the peach juice and drink drain the rest.  Dice the peaches if not already diced. Mix the peaches, ketchup, tomatoes, ketchup, tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, onion and garlic all together in a baking dish.  Slide the tilapia filets into the saucy stuff and make sure they are fully submerged.  If you have time, stick it in the fridge for a half hour.  If not, stick it in the oven at 350 degrees.  Do not cover! Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Create something fabulous.

Reset the time for 10 more minutes.  Rinse or thaw your frozen mixed veggies.  Place them in a saucepan with your veggie broth or water.  Bring to a boil and stir in couscous and a pinch of salt.  Remove the pan from the burner, cover and let sit.  You may wish to sprinkle on more salt when you serve it, unless you are watching your sodium.

Check your fish to make sure it is cooked though.  It should flake when nudged gently with a fork.  Fluff your couscous and vegetables with a fork.  Plate it and stuff your face.  

**An easy way to keep Tilapia on hand for whenever the mood strikes is to buy the bag of Market Pantry frozen tilapia at Target.  It is a big bag of individually sealed tilapia fillets of reasonable size for a good price.  Just sayin'.

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