Four fish fillets
Fresh orange juice
A couple of weeks ago on my blog, I shared a few of my favorite cookbooks. Have you read it? One of the cookbooks is called "Eat Tweet." It's a cookbook where all of the recipes are 140 characters or less. Yes, you read that right. It's a Twitter-inspired cookbook. So like the recipes in this book, this week's column will be relatively short. I should've written it in 140 characters or less.
Admittedly, this book isn't for everyone. Even though I'm a fan, if you're not too fond of having to figure out what certain symbols and shortened terms mean, you may want to skip this book on the cookbook aisle.
Maureen Evans, author of "Eat Tweet," includes more than 1,000 recipes from soups and salads to desserts and even cocktails. What I love most about this book is that it's not just about the recipes. She informs readers of different cooking techniques, includes lessons about when certain fruits are in season and even makes wine suggestions. She constantly tweets out recipes on her @cookbook Twitter handle; follow her for more recipes ideas. Just remember: They're going to be 140 characters or less.
For my first experimental recipe from this book, I tried orange butter fillets—very easy.
Any white fish should do; I used tilapia fillets.
In a small mixing bowl, combine salt, pepper, orange juice, orange zest and melted butter. Whisk together.
Place your fish in a baking dish, and top with the orange juice mixture. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until nice and flaky. I love citrus with fish—it's so good and brings out all of the extra flavors.
Ready to make it yourself? Here's the recipe in Twitter speak:
Mix t salt/1/2t pep/2T oj&zest/3T mltdbuttr. Top4lgt or drk fillet. 15m@450 or grill until flaky.
Additional notes: The original recipe called for nutmeg, but I wasn't feeling it, so I eliminated it. Also, T=tablespoon and t=teaspoon.
Shawanda Mason is the creator and blogger of Eat.Drink.Frolic. For recipe questions or to chat about eating, drinking or frolicking, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by following her on Twitter or Instagram. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.
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