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Jun 8, 2007 10:50 AM

Need Suggestions on what side dishes to serve with tortilla crusted Tilapia?

I have some tortilla crusted tilapia and could not think of some good sides to go with it? Any suggestions for something very tasty that is a good complement?

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  1. Cilantro Rice

    Quick salad of avocado and tomato dressed with lime zest and juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

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    1. re: QueenB

      asparagus with baked parmesan

    2. I absolutely second the cilantro rice.

      When I make tortilla-crusted tilapia, I serve it w/cucumber mango salsa (cucumber, mango, cilantro, serrano, red onion, vinegar, garlic, S&P) and cheddar-serrano mashed potatoes. I heat up some half-and-half w/small bits of serrano, simmer until the flavors mix, add some butter, melt, pour over boiled potatoes, add some cheddar, and mash away. Fish and potatoes usually aren't served together, it seems (except for fish and chips), but they're a lovely combination. The pseudo-Tex-Mex flavors work really well together in the dishes I mentioned.

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      1. re: nicoleberry83

        Nicole if you are still looking for the curry sauce from the melting pot I have it

      2. I love the tortilla crusted tilapia with Wolfgang Puck's Tortilla soup. It can be found in the organic section of your grocery store.

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        1. re: agotha

          Along the lines of what QueenB said and salad with avacado, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and jicama dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro salt and pepper would be a great light option.

        2. >Filo wrapped chorizo bites with creamy corn sauce

          >gazpacho (in a small ramekin on the plate)

          >creamed corn with fresh jalapenos seasoned with cumin and red pepper flakes

          >roasted red and yellow peppers with red onion seasoned with salt and pepper

          >poblano chili stuffed with jalapeno gouda and cumin gouda cheese

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          1. re: kc girl

            Southwestern Succotash - Hominy, black beans, diced butternut squash, diced green chiles and a splash of salsa verde simmered together with a healthy dusting of cumin and chili powder.

            Torte de Calabacita - diced butternut squash, kernal corn, black beans and good Mexican melting cheese cooked between two burrito sized tortillas. Or you could do them quesadilla style in folded tortillas.

            1. re: KiltedCook

              Emerald Rice:
              Cooked white or brown rice mixed with dons of finely chopped cilantro, parsley, and dill. Sometimes I add chopped tomatoes to the top.

              or try Martha Stewart's avocado with vinaigrette. .I forgot exactly what she calls it, but the recipe is basically half an avocado per person with the indentation of the avocado filled with Classic Vinaigrette.