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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Spicy Cioppino

I'm not a fan of fish - I usually overcook it.  This is a great way to get more fish in my diet.  I use the frozen fillets, and don't really defrost them.  I usually cut the vegetables, then put the frozen fillet on the cutting board while I get the soup going.  Then I chop it roughly into 1" chunks just before dropping it into the cooking soup.

2 small red potatoes, 1/4'd
2 t oil
1/2 small sweet onion, diced
1 t Italian seasoning
1/2 t cayenne (or to taste)
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 c white wine
1/4 c water
2 roma tomatoes, diced
3-6 oz tilapia
1 T capers
1 T fresh parsley, chopped

Cook the potatoes; either boil briefly, or microwave before roughly chopping.  Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onions 5 minutes or til soft and lightly browned.  Add the seasonings, wine and water.  Bring to a boil.  Add tomatoes and simmer 2 minutes.  Add the fish and simmer 8 minutes or til fish is just cooked.  Garnish with capers and parsley just before serving.

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