Steamed Fish Bundles with Vegetables

Steamed Fish Bundles with Vegetables

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Steamed Fish Roulade**

Put a different twist on your next fish dish... literally!  Light buttery fish wrapped gently around brightly colored veggies nestled over a bed of wild rice will make any weeknight seem like a special date night dinner. | www.lakesidetable.com

Put a different twist on your next fish dish… literally!  Light buttery fish wrapped gently around brightly colored veggies nestled over a bed of wild rice will make any weeknight seem like a special date night dinner.  I like this because you can use 1/2 of the vegetables in a quick side salad. ? |www.lakesidetable.com

  • Author: Madalaine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Steam
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia filets, bones and skin removed, filets should be no more than 1/2 inch thick.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs, (such as a mix of parsley, thyme & chives)
  • salt and pepper

Equipment

  • steamer or steam basket; or cooling rack & light weight mixing bowl at least 8 inches wide*
  • pot holders or oven mits
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. If you don’t have a steamer, put a large skillet on the stove with 1/2 inch water.  Put steam basket in the water, cover, and simmer.
  2. Lightly salt and pepper the fish.
  3. In a separate skillet, saute the vegetables until crisp tender with the olive oil then lightly season with salt and pepper.
  4. Make 2 small bunches with the julienned veggies and wrap 1 filet around each bundle and secure with a tooth pick.
  5. Place fish bundles in steamer or steaming basket*.
  6. Steam for 15-20 minutes. (Keep checking water level, and fill as needed)
  7. Remove from steam.  Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh herbs.
  8. Serve on a bed of wild rice and enjoy!

Notes

*Try this Macgyver-esque steaming technique if you don’t have a steamer or steam basket on hand.

  • Place skillet over medium heat and fill with 1/2 inch water.  Simmer.
  • Place cooling rack over skillet.
  • Put fish bundles on cooling rack. (Check water level, fill as needed).
  • Cover with light weight bowl.  To remove bowl, make sure to use oven mitts.  It with be HOT!!!!

You can also you the 1/2 of the vegetables that you have left over in a nice side salad with lettuce.  Use the remaining lemon with olive oil and salt & pepper as the dressing to jazz it up.

**Roulade – French for “wrapped around or rolled up”