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Pan Seared Fish With Cucumber Jalapeno Slaw

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“A take on Bahama Breeze's entree. The good part is you can you use the fish of your choice. It looks like a lot of ingredients, but the final prep actually goes pretty quick because of the ability to make various parts ahead wtih the along overlapping cook times.”
4hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To Make Cucumber Jalapeno Slaw: Place the sliced cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno and red onions in a stainless mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix with a wire whip until evenly blended. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss until evenly blended. Adjust seasoning with additional kosher salt, if desired.
  3. Chill for at least 4 hours before using.
  4. Reduced Balsamic Glaze: Gently heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan, reducing to until very thick, but pourable, to about 1/4 cup; funnel into a squeeze bottle. Refrigerate. (Note: Simmer low and slow to produce a sweet sauce. High heat and quick cooking will make the sauce bitter.).
  5. Sweet Potato Mash: Place the peeled and diced sweet potatoes in a 6 quart pot. Add hot water and salt, then place the stockpot on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 35 minutes or until an inserted fork in the sweet potatoes pierce easily.
  6. Heat the milk, butter, white pepper and cinnamon in a small stockpot until warm, then set aside.
  7. Drain the water from the sweet potatoes and transfer them into a mixing bowl. Using a wire whisk, mash until sweet potatoes are broken up. Add the warm seasoned milk and spices, mix again until the sweeet potatoes are smooth - being careful not to over mix. If needed, season with additional salt to taste. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  8. For the Fish: Heat oil in nonstick pan to high heat. Season fish with creole seasoning blend and place in hot saute pan cooking for 2-3 minutes until it has a seared color. Flip the fish over and finish cooking until done or until 145 degrees F.
  9. Make 5-6 zig-zags with the reduced balsamic drizzle on each plate. Place the hot sweet potato mash in the center of plate and place 3 spears of asparagus radiating out from mash to the side. Place the fish slaw, and lay a cilantro sprig atop the slaw.
  10. Garnish each plate with a lemon and lime slice and sprinkle with chopped chives.

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