Thursday, November 28, 2013

Panko Breaded Tilapia with Lemon & Garlic Mayo

We just had this for dinner tonight and is absolutely delicious.  We all loved it! Carson almost had 2 whole pieces!! Which is absolutely amazing.  He also helped me make it so it was really fun for him to eat what he helped make...I found the recipe through pinterest from a blog called Once Upon a Chef. Awesome blog... I made a few minor changes but nothing huge...

Candied Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Serves 2
  1. We don’t peel the skin of sweet potato so wash carefully.
  2. Cut diagonally while rotating the sweet potato a quarter between cuts. This Japanese cutting technique is called “Rangiri”.
  3. Soak in water for 15 minutes to remove starch. Change the water a few times.
  4. Wrap the frying pan’s lid with kitchen cloth. This is to prevent condensation on the lid dripping into sweet potatoes while cooking.
  5. Do not heat the frying pan yet. Add sugar, oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar in the pan and combine all together.
  6. Dry the sweet potatoes completely with paper towel and place in the pan.
  7. Cover with the lid and turn on the heat to medium.
  8. When you hear bubbling sound from the pan, turn the heat to low to medium-low, and set timer for 2 minutes. Open the lid and flip the sweet potatoes every 2-3 minute so that all sides will have nice golden brown color and get flavored.
  9. Depends on the size of sweet potatoes, the cooking time varies, cook for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted skewer goes through smoothly (I personally prefer it a bit tougher than completely soft texture). Now transfer to the serving plate/bowl and sprinkle black sesame seeds.
* Vinegar or lemon juice helps the sugar from hardening when it cools down.