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Friday, August 27, 2010

Baked Fish Fillet with a Tropical Fruit Salsa and Steamed Shrimp

Baked Fish Fillet with a Tropical Fruit Salsa and Steamed Shrimp
Swai is a really cheap fish, but it never tastes “fishy” so I like to use it a lot. This dish is basically fat free and super healthy. You should probably add a vegetable as well, but I just doubled up on the fruit!
What you will need:
1 Fillet of Swai (mine only cost $1)
a bushel of Cilantro
1 Lime
Olive oil
1 large mango
1 Small Purple Onion
1 small container of strawberries
1 small container of raspberries
2 Juicy Oranges
1 pound of raw shrimp
Small Baking Sheet
Steaming Pot
Place Swai in center of large foil sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and cover in cilantro. Squeeze half of lime over as much of the fish as you can. 
Wrap foil completely around fish, set on cooking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Steam shrimp until bright pink. You can buy this already done but it’s cheaper when you do it yourself and it makes me feel more accomplished!
While the fish is baking, chop and mix the mango, onion, strawberries, raspberries and oranges. You may add a dash of cilantro, but it can get overwhelming so use sparingly. Feel free to add any of your other favorite fruits to this mixture to create a large and colorful salsa that covers the whole plate (the fish will be served on top of the salsa).
Check on the swai. Unwrap the top of the foil. You may want to add a little salt at this point. Re-wrap and cook for another 20 minutes.
Remove shrimp from steamer and peel. The shell should come off really easily at this point. Rinse with cool water and make sure that no shell is sticking to the shrimp (the worst feeling when you realize that you’re chewing on an exoskeleton). Place shrimp along one side of the plate.
Carefully remove fish from oven and drain excess drippings from foil into the sink (fish will be fragile). Lay fish over the salsa and squeeze remaining lime across the top. 

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