Olive oil¾ cup all-purpose flour, divided 2/3 cup beer 1 egg, lightly beaten 1½ tsp. baking powder 4 tilapia* fillets, about 5 oz. each Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. red chili paste 5-6 mandarin oranges, peeled & chopped 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Heat enough olive oil to shallow-fry the fish in a lg. skillet over med-high heat. In a shallow dish, whisk together ½ cup of flour, beer, egg, & baking powder. Place remaining ¼ cup flour in a separate shallow dish. Season both sides of fish fillets with salt & black pepper. Dredge fish in flour, turn to coat both sides, & shake off excess flour. Dunk fish in beer mixture & turn to coat both sides. Add fish to hot oil. Cook 2-3 mins per side, until cooked through & opaque. Remove fish from oil. Place on a paper towel-lined plate. While fish is frying, in a med. bowl, whisk together lemon juice & chili paste. Add mandarin oranges & cilantro. Toss to combine. Serve sauce over fish.
*Tilapia farmed in the U.S. is listed as a “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Make sure the tilapia you buy was raised in the U.S.! Tilapia farmed in Central America is your next best bet (“Good Alternative”), while tilapia farmed in Asia is considered fish to avoid purchasing for now. See http://www.montereybayaquarium.org for more details.
Recipe submitted by member Michael Kuhlen, courtesy Robin Miller, sponsored by Visa 2009