Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Crispy Tilapia Strips with Pineapple-Orange Marmalade Sauce

As I am drafting this post, I am also watching Jeff Dunham and Walter on youtube.  They have this show "Minding the Monsters" in 2013 I think.  Jeff Dunham is one of my favorite stand-up comedian and ventriloquist and Walter is my most loved puppet of his.  I just love his grumpiness :-)

Anyway,  I am in a conundrum as to what to cook for dinner.  We've been eating shrimps and squids for five straight days and one more day with shrimp or squid will already give me and my husband anaphylactic shocks.  Beef too and I cannot process beef.  Chicken?  Oh, please, I've been eating chicken like almost everyday. Now, I'm sounding like grumpy Walter who complains about everything :-(

So I decided to thaw the 2 medium tilapia I saw in our freezer for later.  I couldn't decide as to what to do with them for now (it's 11:30AM)  I want to fry them as I love eating fried fish or anything fried at that but I am usually hesitant to fry.  First of all, my husband is somewhat having a phobia with fried dishes (does anyone have a term for that?) due to health reasons (cholesterol-phobic?) and I cannot process oily and fatty food because I no longer have gall bladder (sniff sniff).  And I hate frying, shallow and deep frying at that, because I am afraid of catching bursting and splattering hot oil (hot-oil phobic?).  Also, it's the stench of frying that I hate so much.  It's difficult to get rid of the smell.  It seems to stick to all the walls it touches not only in the kitchen but all over the house.  Our kitchen window only has a small opening and  our range hood could not eliminate the odor completely.  Imagine what our flat would smell like if I fry dried pusit (squid) or tuyo (dried fish).  Disaster!!!  Anyway, I still fried the tilapia with our range hood working in full blast.

This is not your usual fried tilapia though.  This requires some patience and filleting skill since I used a whole tilapia and not the fillet type you can buy from the supermarket.  BUT if you want convenience, rush to the supermarket and buy some fish fillet.  This recipe gave a new twist to fried tilapia specially if you are tired of having the same fried tilapia and something else over and over again.  Or making escabeche or sarciado or cardillong isda  out of it.  

Try my crispy tilapia strips recipe for a tastier yet budget-friendly dish you can serve for dinner.  My husband loves my pineapple-orange marmalade sauce that comes with it :-) I bet your spouse and kids will love it too :-)

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Tilapia - 2 pieces about 500 grams-  filleted and sliced into strips
Vegetable oil for deep-frying

Coating : 

Cornstarch - 1 c
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
White Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion Powder - 1/2 tsp

Pineapple-Orange Marmalade Sauce:

Pineapple Juice - 1 c
Orange Marmalade - 1/2 c
Black Pepper Powder - a dash
White Pepper Powder - a dash
Salt to taste
Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
Onions, sliced into rings - 1 med
Cornstarch - 2 tsp
Water - 1 tsp
Vegetable oil

Cooking Procedure:

1. Make sure that the tilapia strips are dry.  Pat them with paper towels.
2. Mix all the ingredients for the coating.  Dredge the tilapia strips with the coating
3. Heat the oil under medium fire then deep fry the tilapia until they turn brown and crispy.  Transfer the fried tilapia into a plate lined with paper towels

for the Pineapple-Orange Marmalade Sauce:

4. Heat oil in a sauce pan and saute the garlic then the onions for a few minutes.
5. Pour the pineapple juice and orange marmalade then season with the black and white pepper powders, and salt.  Let the sauce simmer for about a minute.
6. Dissolve the cornstarch in water and pour it into the mixture.  Bring the sauce to simmer and cook under low fire until the sauce thickens.


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