Sunday, July 3, 2011

Coconut Crusted Cod

Coconut Cod, originally uploaded by riptideredsf.
It's birthday month so this seems like a good of a time as any to issue myself a little kitchen challenge and delve into the spirit of adventure... the world of fish, or at least a neigborhood of fish.Never been a fan, with one exception: fish and chips. English style beer batter fried? oh yeah...but only when saturated in malt vinegar AND slathered with tartar sauce.
Even up until a few years ago that was the only way I'd eat it. About then I was camping with friends, one of which brought coconut crusted tilapia to the table. She was very persistent in getting me to just try it. I did and it was good. Ever since then I've considered attempting to make that same version and always shy away. I don't really know how to buy fish. Well, I didn't until I started watching Simply Ming. I also worry about the poisonous polluted seas that fish might come from. There are a million reasons why I move to the meat counter, but mostly because it's in my comfort zone.
I'm starting slowly. I have to admit I bought this cod from the frozen food section of Smart and Final. The coating is a mixture of panko, coconut and fresh herbs. I also have to admit to the malt vinegar too.
I'm issuing myself a challenge: Fish Friday's.
There is a big chinese market nearby that sells fish fresh out of the tank. I will friend my local fishmonger.

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