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Baked whole Tilapia

30 Sep

This was inspired by a recipe from another blogger My Kitchen Snippets who did a beautiful baked/grilled tilapia. I made a few changes to suit my own personal taste of course. The results was a very delicious baked fish with a crispy skin and an aromatic topping. I baked the fish, but for those are not as health conscious, frying the fish would result in a very tasty outcome as well. Recipe

For the fish:

1-2 lbs fresh tilapia ( I like mine with the head on)

Salt and pepper

1/2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp of olive oil

For the topping

5 stalk of scallions finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

3 shallots finely chopped

2 Tbs ginger finely chopped

1 jalapeno finely chopped

1 tsp oyster sauce

1/2 tsp fish sauce (Vietnamese)

1. Set the oven to 400 degrees ferinheight.

2. Rub the fish with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with 1/8 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and chili powder. Spread the remaining olive oil on the baking sheet under the fish. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minuets (depending on size) then turn the oven to Broil for 5-7 minuets

3. In a separate pan brown garlic, shallots and ginger. Add scallions, jalapeno, oyster sauce, and fish sauce and cook until soft.

4. When the fish is cooked, top the fish with your cooked toppings and serve.

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1st Post in the Booze Corner: Bar * Food

4 Sep

This is the first post to the new section in Nerds With Food from a good friend that has hobbies that include drinking around town. Here in Booze Corner, we will feature spots in LA that serves good drinks and great bar food. Thanks Jennifer for writing this piece for us.

Bar Food: By Jennifer (friend of Nerfs)

Recently, I have bought a Groupon for Bar Food in Los Angeles.   The restaurant does not open until 5pm when happy hour starts.  My sister and I have decided to go during happy hour just to enjoy cheaper beer and appetizers before we order our main entrees.  (I know, I know, beer is my kryptonite.) We have gone on a Thursday, and the place is not crowded at all.

Happy hour price for beer is limited to their house blends only.  Their house beers are $3.50; Bar Honey Blonde, Bar Amber, and Bar Pale Ale.  I have never been to happy hour in a long time that has such great price on beer.  I have told myself that I would not drink so much because the Groupon does not cover happy hour prices, but it’s hard to resist.  The honey blonde tastes so good it leaves a nice honey flavor that lingers on your taste buds.  (Yes Allison, it would taste better if there was a honey blonde with a six pack abs.)For appetizers, we ordered sweet frites (sweet potato fries with spicy aioli sauce) to go with the honey blonde.  The sweet frites was not too fried, and the aioli sauce is alright, probably just stick with ketchup.  FYI, if you go to Bar Food for happy hour and do not want to get any entrees, they give out free hot dogs, 1 per person.

So for the main course, I ordered the Da’s Fish and Chips (15.50).  3 lightly battered cod fish and a tower of potatoes with black pepper seasoning.To pair off my fish and chips, I had the pale ale.  It wasn’t anything special, but it did pair well with the fish.  The amber may had pair it just as well, but the reasoning, light drinks goes well with light food.  I must say, the last time I had such a great fish and chips was at Lucky’s, but Bar Food had moved up the ladder for me.

Now, for one of the most delicious food they have is the Shepherd’s Pie.

The last time I had a shepherds pie (14.50), it was at Stone Brewery, but hands down, Bar Food won me over.  Grounded lamb, chunks of carrots, peas, and mash potatoes on top.  My sister ordered the amber to go with this dish, and it definitely paired really well.  I was stuffed on my fish and chips, but I saved enough room to finish the rest of the pie.  I even ordered my own amber to get that nice crisp taste.

Dining experience, 9/10, food 8/10, and drinks 7/10.  Would I come back to this restaurant?  Yes.

Top me with that

1 Aug

So I was saddle with dinner duty the other night by my mother. Came home from a full day of work, study and exams to blistering heat and dinner duty was depressing. As soon as I walked through that door I was greeted without a hey or hello, but with “you are making dinner tonight, we have fish make something with it”.Thanks a lot *note the sarcasm*

I stared at that fish for a while hoping that I could make it spontaneously cook with my laser vision. Unfortunately, that didn’t work. In my last resort, I went through the refrigerator for inspiration. In my search, I found some mangoes and some strawberries that nobody seems to want to eat. With it and a few other things laying around, I came up with this: Continue reading

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