Grilled Fish with Cilantro Bean Salad Over Parm Pasta

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 {the beautiful hotel we swam at this weekend by pretending to be rich Japanese.. though we are clearly neither}

Since living on this beautiful little island, I have totally rediscovered my love for cooking and creating new dishes. I always loved watching my Mom humming along in the kitchen, hearing her happily tell how she was making dinner, eating her glorious feasts, and admiring beautiful presentations of good food.
Cooking is an art. And my gosh do I have so much to learn about it.
Just like there are endless possibilities of naturally grown ingredients, colors, textures and flavors ~ from spices to herbs to veggies to fruits to breads to meats ~ there are endless possibilities for creating meals. It never has to be boring and I don't think it ever should! We were made with the ability to create art and that's exactly how meals can be.. to enrich the lives around us.

This was actually really easy to make!
First, mix together the ingredients below for the bean salad. It takes about two minutes to do so and can be prepared earlier in the day to allow the flavors to marinate even more.
The red onion & cilantro add a nice pop of flavor and it's so yummy that I sometimes eat it by itself for lunch with a piece of french bread.
Then, prepare the angel hair pasta al dente.  It only takes 4 minutes to cook in boiling salted water. Once drained, add 2 cups of parmesan/asiago cheese and a generous amount of olive oil and toss until the cheese begins to melt. Set aside.
  Grill the fish - I kept it simple with just a pinch of sea salt and squeeze of lemon to cook in.
Pile some pasta on a plate, a tuna steak next, and top the whole thing with the cilantro bean salad.
And there's our dinner from tonight! Each of the simple flavors came together DELICIOUSLY.

18 comments:

  1. everything you make looks so fresh and healthy

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  2. yum....i so wish we could get fresh Tuna here...you would think that living in the Caribbean, we would be able to get fresh Tuna...

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  3. YES! I absolutely love that you guys went there over the weekend. Such a gorgeous place. The meal looks beautiful. I see the love! I'm sure it tastes amazing too! Much love.

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  4. Two of my favorite things: fish + pasta! It looks delicious, Amanda!

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  5. Ooooh that looks soo good!!And easy too!

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  6. Yum! That looks soooo delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. YUM! PS - I just flipped through your Etsy photos! WOW! I think some of these may go nice in our Aspen guest room or our Beach master bedroom! =)

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  8. seriously. your recipes inspire my kitchen and i can promise you my husband is grateful. another great one.

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  9. Dang, if you weren't so far away I'd come over to your house for dinner!!! HAHA! :)

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  10. I love (and totally agree with!) your cooking philosophy!!!

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  11. It's a fact that getting a chance to stay at this hotel makes you feel a lot luxurious and rich with the type of vicinity you'll be put in. Also, your cooking sessions with your mother was definitely something worth the time and effort. I love the garnishing of the salad that took only little time to prepare.

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  12. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

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  13. so cute!! i'm a follower and read your blog all the time - your photos are always so beautiful :)

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  14. Looks so delicious and easy, friend! Will be making this soon. xo

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