Why no, it does not.
I have never been a big fan of fish. Mostly the texture… it just didn’t sit with me right. But B-man and I are trying to eat healthier, wholer, and more… varied. So I bought some fish at Earthfare today.
It is a pretty cool store, to be honest. But that’s beside the point. I tackled my fears today. I made fish! By the way… it was delicious!
First I took Anise seed, and crushed it.
We bought this for making Limpia bread at Thanksgiving time, so it has been sitting around for a while, but I read online that it is a good flavor to go with tilapia. My house smelled like licorice, and that was a little off putting, but I figured… if it didn’t taste good I wasn’t at any loss, since I wasn’t looking forward to the fish any ways.
You also need some salt…
And some panko bread crumbs.
Then take the filet (B-man and I just split one)….
Salt both sides, and them rub the Anise seed into it, and then dredge in the bread crumbs.
In a frying pan pre-heat a few tablespoons of oil, and then cook the fish for 6-8 minutes per side.
I cooked for longer on one side than the other. But AH! It was so delicious and flaky, and the Anise seed was the perfect complimenting flavor!
I also wanted to make something I like… in case the fish didn’t work out for me… so I made couscous…
Pictured above is a spinach and romaine salad with beet sprouts and pine nuts, then the fish, and then the lemon spinach couscous all the way on the right.
Oddly enough, I loved the fish, gobbled my salad, and didn’t care for couscous much. A bit too lemony maybe? I dunno. But this is a huge hurdle for me. I will definitely be trying to sea-oriented dishes in the future. Got any recipes or suggestions for me?