I've experimented with the ingredients of that first recipe and came up with this mango strawberry recipe. The beauty of this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make. The results are superb and tastes like a gourmet chef cooked it. Your friends and family will be amazed and astonished (seriously)! And something I never thought about until I wrote this Instructable is that it's pretty healthy too - bonus!
It is also extremely flexible in the ingredients and everything substitutes out easily. You don't need lots of ingredients either. The key is moderation as the flavors will blend together when poached (steamed).
I think that this could be an ideal commercial frozen food entree for your local supermarket. Package it up, ready to throw on the BBQ. Someone could make a nice business doing this.
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
1/2 Mango sliced into small strips - I prefer the yellow mangoes as they have more fruit (smaller seed)
6 capers - they add a unique hidden flavor. If you didn't like capers before, you will love them in this recipe
One frozen fish filet - I like basa but it works well with haddock or any of your favorite mild flavored fish (do not thaw!)
1 slice of a small onion
1 tablespoon of diced green, red, orange or yellow pepper, I don't know the real amount as I just cut up a little pepper and throw it on.
A sprinkle of Montreal steak spice which is a black pepper based spice mix
1 large strawberry quartered
The beauty is that you can use orange, lemon, apricots, raspberries, apple, pear, peaches, blackberries, grapes, bananas or whatever you have on hand to substitute. Be aware that blueberries will turn the fish grey/green which tastes great but will look unappetizing. You can use fresh fruit or even frozen fruit both work excellently.
You can experiment with different vegetables also. I've been thinking of trying a dash of dejion mustard but it would have to be very little as you don't won't any one flavor to over-power the others.
I suggest that you choose your veggies and fruit for dynamic colors for presentation purposes. It must look as good as it tastes.
While you are gathering the ingredients, go turn on the BBQ...
Step 2: Create the Masterpiece
Sprinkle the filet with the Montreal steak spice then add the capers strung evenly across the fish. I ran out of capers when I made this instructable so you won't see them in the picture. Take the onion slice, cut it in half and sprinkle across the filet. Put the mango slices around the filet with the strawberry slices on top. Sprinkle the green pepper across the top.
By the way, there's no right or wrong order of adding or placing the ingredients. The filet will be poached and the flavors will be blended in anyways. Might as well make it look pretty while we're adding ingredients anyways!
Step 3: Wrap Up and Get to the BBQ
Step 4: Checking the BBQ
Step 5: Place the Filet on the BBQ
I'm only cooking one filet but you can fill the BBQ up as much as it will hold. I've had 3 filets going at once - it still took about the same amount of time to cook. The recipe is so easy to substitute, you can have your guests or family make their own special combos!
Step 6: Check at the 10 Minute Mark!
Check the thickest part of the filet with a fork by poking it. There should be NO resistance as that would be futile - sorry had to add that last part for you Trekkies! The fork should go in easily. If you feel any resistance, wrap the fish up again and come back in 3 to 4 minutes.
This filet wasn't ready yet, so I wrapped it up, turned on the timer for 4 more minutes.