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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tilapia Revisited

I have been going to the same three fish markets in chinatown since disco merged into grunge and my relationships with them are funny. At one they all out pretend or actually do not remember me. At another we have an agitated relationship. At the last the guy, and it seems like his family, are warm and friendly. They all give me good deals and point me in the freshest direction no matter the relationship, (keep in mind I go early) but it is at the 'agitated' market that I get the best deals. Even though the men argue with me and create quite a commotion I do believe they are happy to see me and they prove it by showing me the freshest stuff of the day. The catch this time was Tilapia and I bought 8 pounds of it, fresh, firm and delightful. As a result we have been enjoying quite a bit of it. The pup likes it breaded and fried with a side of homemade chips. I like the potato wrapped version. Oh, and this one and the post below were made the same day, I showed the extra saucy one first because it tastes better with more sauce.



I use the mandolin to get the super thin slices and since it is out and slicing I usually make chips for the guy and we have been seasoning them with celery salt. I have found that if you let the potato slices soak in cold water for several minutes the chips stay whiter and come out more crispy - less starch to burn I guess.




Finished off by a moody guitar solo.

13 comments:

snowelf said...

Who isn't up for a moody guitar solo! :)

--snow

Tanya Kristine said...

nice walls.

mmm...potaaaatoooss.....

buffalodickdy said...

Most of the Tilapia we see around here is farm raised in South America. It's fresh, firm, and mild- but I've never done anything except broil or grill it...

Little Wing said...

Ahhh yes, snowelf is so right, but then she is one smart chick!
Sounds like you are having some fun at the fish markets!
Your boy is such a cutie!!!!

doggybloggy said...

Snowelf: moody is right

Tanya Kristine: sarcastic huh? what you dont like my drippy walls?

Buffalodickdy: its probably the same tilapia but at 2 bucks a pound I dont care.

LittleWing: I love the fish markets and I love the banter that I get from these fellas'

thanks for the kid compliment

doggybloggy said...

puh tay toes is right...the Andes must have more varieties than than anyone can mention. How does the potato do it?

Beth said...

those chips look good!!! I'll be right over....can you have fish AND gorgonzola?

buffalodickdy said...

2 bucks a pound? What a deal! On sale here it might go as low as 4.99....

pinknest said...

what a very le cirque-style dish! how fun.

doggybloggy said...

Beth: you could have fish and gorgonzola but it wouldnt be the best combo ever..

Buffalodickdy: the must have had boatloads of it...tadum dum

Pinknest: It is le cirque inspired thats for sure

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Oooo, that looks good.

HAR said...

I'm soo going to the fish market after work. Along with the wine store. That looks perfect.
Pup has it going on too! That room is a babe magnet.

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

WHy do you torture me like this? It all looks and sounds so yummy.

And the pup looks like he is enjoying that guitar!

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