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October 20, 2013

Fish with Tahini Sauce

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Fish with Tahini



My high-school calculus teachers bribed us with candy bars. Every time we passed a test we were rewarded with a Butterfinger. I took calculus when I was a junior in high-school and was the youngest person in the class. Additionally my school didn't offer the class so I had to walk across the street to the much bigger high-school where I knew no one and had to have the principal walk me to class for the first two weeks. There are many things that I don't remember from high-school, but I remember those candy bars. They made a less than ideal experience a little less stressful.

Fast forward to this week. My oldest son had his first report card for second grade. He is very smart, but hates doing all the worksheets. So his grades for organization and completing tasks weren't so great. He seems to have the same problems that my husband and I had in school, we tested off the charts, but didn't work as hard as our teachers expected. In high-school I graduated first in my class, but got c's for effort. Apparently I was supposed to be working twice as hard for the same grade, a theory that never made sense to me. So I'm using bribes for my son. Yep, I'm that parent. It worked with me all the way through high-school and I ended up doing very well in college and graduate school. We have a new chart with rewards and last week was a complete change around. He took his reading tests, he turned in his work and he sat and did his work book without complaints. So the bribes will continue until he is able to use his own incentives to complete his work (which is how I did very well in college and to this day to finish the dishes etc.).

Today's recipe came about from having way too much tahini in my cupboard. My husband's godmother is Lebanese and buys us huge vats of tahini. I use it a lot, but the huge container was begging for something other than my usual recipe rotation. So I tried a new recipe for Fish with Tahini Sauce.
Rotary Park Huntington, WV
Rotary Park Huntington, WV

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It takes 45 minutes of total time, 5 minutes of which is active and makes 6 servings. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First, since I could only find farm raised Tilapia I substituted wild caught Mahi Mahi. Having worked in the fisheries dept as an undergrad you really want to buy wild caught fish (and know the country of origin where the fish is caught). Plus I love Mahi Mahi, it's one of my favorite types of fish. The only other change I made was to double the sauce since my fillets were on the small side and I had a number of pieces to cover. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.
My kids at Rotary Park Huntington, WV
Rotary Park Huntington, WV

My husband and I loved this recipe. The fish cooked perfectly and the tahini sauce was delicious. If you aren't a fan of Mahi Mahi or Talipia the recipe would also work well with cod or any other flaky white fish. You could also caramelize the onions first and then add them to the top of the fish. This would work especially well if you aren't a fan of crispy onions.

For the recipe go to Fish with Tahini Sauce.

Fish with Tahini

Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
An easy recipe for oven cooked fish with a delicious tahini sauce. Simple and a great way to add fish to your diet!
Preparation Time: 0h, 5m
Cooking Time: 0h, 40m
Total Time: 0h, 45m
Yield: Serves 6

10 comments:

  1. This recipe sounds great. My mother is Syrian so tahini has always been a part of my diet. I haven't tried it with fish, though, and I think I would enjoy this.

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    1. I use a lot of tahini too, but I hadn't tried it with fish before. The combination was great!

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  2. Love tahini! The fish looks very tasty and flavoursome.

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    1. I love it too :) The fish turned out perfect!

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  3. Your recipe sounds delicious! I can smell it from here:) I grew up in Turkey. Tahini and fish combination has been a part of whole my life. Have a great week! xx

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    1. The combination does seem to work great together. I am excited to try it again in the future with other types of fish etc.

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  4. Bribery always works with kids. When we were in Disney last week, it was the only way to get my kids to do certain things.

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    1. Kids and Disney can be horrible :) I hope you stayed sane, Disney can bring out the worse in little ones!!!

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  5. Hey you've got to do what you've got to do. I often give my son desert first because he gets so cranky from being hungry that he won't eat, but if you can get him started then he'll devour his actual dinner.

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    1. My youngest is similar. He gets starving and then irrational. I often give him a small amount of something sweet so he calms down to eat a healthier meal.

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