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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fish with rhubarb compote and strawberry salsa

Today is the first day of summer and strawberries come to mind for me... Probably because we are finally able to pick some out of our patch ~~ The last couple of years we haven't got too many and the birds seemed to pick more then I could ~~ I haven't figured out why they need to take my food when I set a wonderful table for them on their feeders.  But yesterday I was able to pick a good cup full and there was only one that someone took a bite out of and left the rest.  Another question I have ~~ Why can't they eat the whole thing then waste it by taking a bite or two and go to the next one.  I guess I probably won't be able to figure out the birds as our thought process just don't seem the same.    
       The other night when I was trying to decide what to make for dinner, I went through my kitchen to see what I had.  I wanted something different and I had some white fish that I had bought the week before and that needed to be used and the strawberries that I had bought were still sitting on the counter and I thought what about putting the two together.  So, I decided that I should find a recipe, so I typed into google search, fish and strawberry recipes and I found many delicious recipes.  Some I had ingredients for and some I didn't have all of the ingredients, but not one single recipe jumped out at me, so I decided to combine the recipes  and this is what I came up with... I thought it was delicious and I ended up eating most of the strawberry salsa and so needed to make a second batch for my husband.  As I was at work when he ate, I texted him to see what his response was  " I finished what was left in the fridge.  So imagine" ~~ he was talking about the strawberry salsa when he left this message.  He wasn't so keen on the rhubarb compote and thought that it was a little to sour for his taste... I grew up with rhubarb and love the tart taste to it and with the sweetness of the strawberries, I thought it was perfect.  This dish has a multitude of tastes... sweet, tart, moist and crunch and perfect for a summer's day meal.


                   Fish with rhubarb compote and strawberry salsa

1 lb white fish
1/2 tsp cumin
fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

1 cup strawberries chopped
1/4 cup cucumber
1/4 cup red onion
1 pkg truvia
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp lime juice

2 cups rhubarb
2 tbsp agave nectar
1/4 cup water

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut fish into serving sizes. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and place fish on top.   Sprinkle cumin, salt and pepper and basil on each piece of fish.  Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until fish is flaky.
     To make rhubarb compote.  Put rhubarb, agave nectar and water in pot, bring to a boil stirring until combined.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until rhubarb is soft, stirring occasionally.  Once cooked put aside to cool.
      For the strawberry salsa in bowl place strawberries, cucumber and red onion.  Mix truvia, balsamic vinegar and lime juice and pour into strawberry mixture and combine.
      Serve white fish with small amount of rhubarb compote and strawberry salsa.  Enjoy.

* the next time I make this I am going to grill the fish
* if you like sweeter rhubarb compote, add more sweetener.  You could also use sugar, honey or artificial sweetener instead of agave nectar.
* in the strawberry salsa you could also use any type of sweetener

fish with spices

rhubarb and strawberries

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         Til next time...... <3 <3 <3 Marlys

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  1. Hmm... this is so interesting. It's making my mouth water!

  2. That strawberry salsa looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This makes me want to run out and buy the stuff right now! I love it!

  4. This dish sounds amazing! I love the strawberry salsa for the summery and fresh! Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!

    1. I was amazed that it tasted so good and the strawberry salsa with rhubarb... made it a little sweet and sour... a great combination.

  5. Yum! I love the combination of flavors here! I can't wait to try it once we have rhubarb cuttings!


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