Tilapia in Tehina Sauce Recipe
Posted on 25th of April, 2012 by Lévana
This delicious and ridiculously easy dish is a very good illustration of everything I promise in the Pantry Chapter of my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Glorious Meals Pure and Simple: Namely, that on days when you have no time to cook, all you need to do is bake a totally unadorned piece of fish or chicken or tofu, and top it with any of the condiments I have included in my Pantry chapter. I am picking one practically out of a hat here, confident it will do the trick as well as any other condiments in this chapter.
This recipe will work well with any firm-flesh fish
8 fillets tilapia, 7 to 9 ounces each
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray the fish with vegetable spray on both sides. Place on a baking sheet, and bake about 15 minutes, or a drop longer, until the fish flakes easily. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with about 1 cup of tehina sauce (recipe follows). Garnish with sliced scallions of chopped parsley.
You will love the Sephardi twist in this sauce. Any excuse to use tahini (sesame paste)! It will perk up countless simple fish, poultry, and burger dishes. If you would rather end up with a thinner consistency, omit the tofu, and use the sauce as dressing.
1 pound silken tofu
¾ cup tehina (sesame paste)
4 large cloves garlic
1 cup water
½ cup fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Bottled hot sauce to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Blend the tahini, garlic, and water in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Makes about 2 cups. Store refrigerated in a glass jar.