Roasted Tilapia and Carrot & Zucchini Hash
with roasted red pepper sauce
What separates average home cooks and great home cooks is knowing how to accessorize your meals. Tonight we dress up simple roasted tilapia and sauted vegetables with a roasted red pepper sauce, which adds depth and punch to anything you drizzle it on.
- Tilapia - 4 fillets
- Homemade roasted red pepper sauce - 1/2 cup ((ingredients listed separately))
- Lemons - 1/2, sliced into wedges
- Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
- Carrots - 3, grated
- Zucchini - 3, grated
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
- Homemade roasted red pepper sauce - 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup
- Garlic - 1 clove
- Roasted red peppers - 1 ((buy jarred pre-roasted))
- Balsamic vinegar - 2 Tbsp
- Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
- Fish - Rinse and dry fish. Salt & pepper.
- Garlic (for sauce) - Peel clove. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Garlic (for sauted veggies) - Mince. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Carrots / Zucchini - Grate in a food processor (or box grater). Keep the two grated vegetables separated though. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead).
- Place all roasted red pepper sauce ingredients in a blender or in a container for immersion blender. Blend and then season to taste with salt.
- Oven directions for fish: Position top rack of the oven so it's about 6" (15 cm) below broiler. Turn on broiler to pre-heat. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking oil. Place fish on foil, and broil for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Stovetop directions for fish: Heat up a skillet over medium-high heat and then add cooking oil. Add fish seasoned side down to heated oil. Sear for ~3 minutes on each side. Lower heat to medium, cover with lid or foil and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until fish is flaky.
- After protein is done (if you can handle multiple pans cooking, you can do this at the same time as protein), heat a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then garlic to heated oil. Once you can smell the garlic, add the carrots with a dash of salt. Saute for about 2 minutes and then add zucchini. Saute for another 2 to 3 minutes to your desired level of crunchiness.
- Enjoy both your fish and vegetables with roasted red pepper sauce and lemon wedges.
Every fish dish I make with Cook Smarts makes me more confident in my ability to cook fish. The red pepper sauce in this dish was so good we almost licked the bowl clean.0 Helpful
Very simple and good. We all liked it0 Helpful
I knew that the presence of three of my favorite things—roasted red peppers, zucchini, and fish—would make this a favorite, but oh yeah, yum. I made the sauce with a red pepper tapenade I had in the fridge, which brought in some lovely flavors of caramelized onion and artichoke heart, so that was a definite plus to deepen the flavor of the sauce. Served this one with some leftover samosas and the spicy tamarind sauce, which went surprisingly well!0 Helpful
Delicious, we're definitely making this one again!0 Helpful
I've been wanting to make this hash for a while and I'm so glad I did. I changed these into tacos and they were a hit. I used fried whiting in place of the tilapia and loaded everything onto a whole-wheat tortilla. I also made two versions of the sauce. The first was the original version and the second had a hot pepper added to it. It was a great way to get my husband to eat more veggies.0 Helpful
This was really good. I used perch instead. I added garlic, red pepper flakes, and a touch of cream to the sauce. The leftover veg and sauce would make a great frittata!0 Helpful