Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Thai Grilled Tilapia

From the Fish and Shellfish, Grilled and Smoked cookbook

12 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. ground coriander
2 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. sea salt
four 6-ounce tilapia fillets

Place all ingredients except fish in a food processor or blender and process into a paste. (More lime juice, oil and fish sauce may be added if you wish to make a marinade.) Spoon paste over the top of the fillets and let marinate in a large ziploc bag in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

You may do this on the grill or under the broiler in your oven.

Prepare a hot fire or heat oven to Broil.

When ready to cook, place the tilapia fillets, paste side up on an oiled grill rack or broiler pan. Cook until opaque and just beginning to flake when tested with a fork, 8 - 20 minutes; do not turn the fillets over. Serve the fish hot.

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