Monday, August 24, 2009

Cornflake Crusted Tilapia with Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Salsa

I have this thing for watermelon. I really love it. I think that if I had to, I could probably survive off watermelon alone.

I also really like fruit salsas. Especially when they are paired with fish or other kinds of seafood.

I was thumbing through one of my cookbooks and found this recipe. I thought it sounded really good and I knew that my kids would love the fish, so I decided to try it.

The salsa was spicy! I don't know if I just got a really hot jalapeno or it was the combination of the jalapeno and the red onion, which was a hot one, but it had a real spicy kick- which I loved.
It was a little too much for my kids- they all tried it, but couldn't handle the heat, so they ended up eating the fish on its own, with some plain watermelon and sliced green peppers.

I can't even tell you what a wonderful combination this was. The tilapia was flavored just right and the watermelon salsa was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Putting the 2 together was amazing. One of the best dinners I have had in awhile. I was sorta glad that the salsa was too spicy for my kids, because that left more for me!


10 comments:

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

This looks so good! I love watermelon too - definitely a recipe I will be trying soon!

Ally said...

SUCH a good idea... the watermelon is perfect for a summer salsa. YUM!!! I'll have to try this recipe asap :)

Chef Jeena said...

Looks utterly delcioous, I really love using cornflakes in cooking so I know this will taste great!

Angelia McGowan said...

I adore watermelon, great recipe!

Joyce said...

I wish I had a big plate of that for my dinner tonight:) Yummy!
Joyce

Megan said...

I love it! Looks crispy and refreshing!

Marie said...

This looks totally refreshing and delicious Mary Ann!!

Jamie said...

We love fish and who doesn't love watermelon. Very interesting combination. Looks and sounds very flavorful. I've never tried a fruit salsa with fish before. Thanks for sharing.

pinkstripes said...

The watermelon salsa sounds wonderful. I'll have to try it.

oneshotbeyond said...

that fish looks amazing!!!