Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fish burger with Cauliflower "Fried Rice" and Mango


Sometimes during my busiest weeks at work or after a day when I'm running around non-stop I end up enjoying cooking the most. It's a little counterintuitive but something about getting home and diving into a task that doesn't allow me to think about anything else helps me come down from a busy day. Tonight was one of those nights and I pulled together a pretty tasty dish with some leftover tilapia. I re-did Sunday night's tilapia meatball recipe exactly but divided the mix into burgers instead of meatballs. I put these burgers on top of my favorite low carb recipe, cauliflower faux fried "rice" and topped it all with some sauteed mango. It was healthy, delicious and helped me use up a lot of the random leftover ingredients we had in our fridge :)

Here's the recipe pulled together:

Asian Tilapia Burgers On Top of Cauliflower Faux Fried Rice With Mango
Makes 2 dinner size servings

Ingredients:
For the Tilapia Burgers:
-2 filets of tilapia
-1 tablespoon fat free greek yogurt
-1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
-1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
-1 piece wheat bread
-Sprinkle of salt and pepper

For Mango Topping:
-1 peeled mango chopped up
-4 tablespoons Asian chili sauce

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop up until all is mixed together and the fish is the consistency of ground meat.
-Form into two burgers and place on a pan sprayed with cooking spray
-Bake for about 20 minutes until cooked through.

While Cooking make the Mango Topping by sauteing the chopped mango and asian chili sauce together for about 10 minutes.


Cauliflower Faux Fried Rice
Inspired by Foodie Rachel blog's "Chicken Fried Rice"

Ingredients:
1/2 large head of cauliflower - cut into little florets
2 eggs
Dark sesame oil
Low Sodium Soy sauce
2/3 cup frozen peas - Thawed
1/2 cup chopped scallions

-Put florets of the cauliflower into your food processor in batches and process until it is the size of rice.
-Spray a medium-large size pan with cooking spray and then coat the pan with 1 spoonful of dark sesame oil.
-Toss in the cauliflower and pour in 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Saute for a few minutes.
-Cover the pan with the cauliflower for about 5 minutes and then uncover and mix around adding a little more soy sauce if it is tasting bland.
-When cauliflower is getting soft push it to the side of the pan and spray the rest of the pan with Pam and crack two eggs into the same pan. Scramble.
-Once the egg is just cooked through, add in the peas and the scallion. Toss till everything is hot and add a little more soy sauce to taste.
-Serve and Enjoy!!!

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