A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sea Bass with Something Pineapple, Round 2

After having used my seven pound pineapple to make grilled pineapple rings, I wanted to try another accompaniment for the same Sea Bass with mango sauce. This time around, I made a really delicious pineapple-mango salsa and decided to whip up some coconut rice as well. I have to say I think I like this version of the dish better...the salsa was a lot tastier than the grilled rings, even if it required a little more work!

Ingredients for Mango-Pineapple Salsa
1/2 pineapple, chopped into small cubes
1 mango, chopped into cubes
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 tbsp cilantro
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 jalapeno, or to taste, chopped,
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper

To make the salsa, simply combine all the ingredients listed above.

Ingredients for Coconut Rice
jasmine rice
coconut milk
shredded coconut
The recipe for coconut rice depends on how much you're making and the only way I know how make it is in a rice cooker! Simply make your rice, swapping water for coconut milk. If the rice comes out a little wetter, pop it in the microwave for a minute or two, helping the rice absorb the rest of the coconut milk. When it has reached a desired consistency, add a handful of coconut shreds and mix. Pop back in the microwave for another half a minute so that everything heats up and combines well. Serve with fish and salsa!

1 comment:

  1. this looks 1,000 times better than our mush hahaha