Posts Tagged ‘mango’

Thai One On

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Thai One On opened a new location in Pickering this week and we decided to try it out. They also have a few other locations in the Toronto area.

Thai One On

Even though it had only been open for a week, they had a decent amount of people coming in for lunch. While there seems to be a plethora of Thai restaurants in the greater Toronto area, there is only a couple other Thai places that we know of in Pickering, so it’s probably a good location for them. We ordered a shrimp seafood fried rice and a coconut chicken with mango dish. The fried rice was truly cooked in the Thai style and was excellent. The chicken was tasty. Each dish was in the $10 territory which seems typical for most Thai restaurants. For the next little while they are offering 20% off for dine in as part of their grand opening promotion for this location. Overall, a pleasant experience and we’re looking forward to going back again to try some of the other dishes.

Seafood Fried Rice

Coconut Chicken with Mango

Of course, we know a lot about Thai food at Ingredient Hotline: we offer a full line of authentic Thai spices, dehydrated herbs and vegetables for food manufacturers sourced directly from Thailand.

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Grilled Tilapia & Mango Salsa

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Grilled Tilapia
Fish on Fridays is a tradition we try to maintain at our house, if only to ensure we have seafood at least once a week. A perennial and simple favourite is to simply fry up a whole tilapia fish. Fish CounterWe splurged this past week and bought some fresh tilapia fillets (at our local fish counter, a tilapia fillet is $5.99/lb. compared to just $1.99/lb. for the whole fish – yes, we could probably fillet it ourselves, but it seems like a lot of work). It was very busy at the fish counter, presumably everyone was getting fish for their Good Friday meal.

With the abnormally warm weather we’ve been having, it was also time to put the fry pan away and break out the grill. A quick search on the internet yielded the following marinade for the fish:

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Source: AllRecipes.com

According to the recipe, you whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, pepper, and salt in a bowl and pour it all into a resealable plastic bag.  We added the tilapia fillets and made sure they were coated with the marinade. We sealed the bag and put it in the refrigerator for a little over an hour.

Mango Salsa IngredientsWe had to come up with our own recipe for the mango salsa based on what we had on hand. We combined the following ingredients in a bowl:

1 1/2 diced fresh mango
1 small tomato diced
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of one half a lime
Salt and pepper to taste

When it’s all mixed together, the salsa looks great:
Mango Salsa

After an hour in the refrigerator, we took the fillets out of the marinade bag. I’ve always had trouble grilling fish fillets directly on the grill, so we use a grill pan with some foil on it. We get the grill extremely hot before putting the fish on the grill pan. The high heat sears the outside of the fish, and the oil in the marinade makes it easy to get under the fish and flip it to evenly cook each side. It’s also critical that you don’t overcook fish. Once you can easily flake it with a fork, you’re good to go. The fish was delicious. Besides the mango salsa, we served it with coconut rice (we’ll save that recipe for another day). This was an easy dish to prepare. If you’re looking for a nice alternative to grilled meat, this is a great one.