Happy Father's Day! I am lucky enough that while you are reading this I am on my way home to Pittsburgh to see my dad for Father's Day. Not only that but my brother and I are running in Pittsburgh's version of The Amazing Race so it should be an action packed day.
I’m always on the lookout for new fish recipes. I’ve only been eating fish for a handful of years now and I’m not very good at cooking it. Whenever I eat fish I think of my dad. When we were little he used to take my brother and I fishing every summer. I was not your typical girly girl and I loved putting the worm on my hook and pulling the fish out of the water. I stopped fishing when I hit 16 but my brother and my dad still go together to this day.
Another reason fish make me think of my dad because growing up I flat out refused to eat them so we never had fish at home. Mom never cooked fish unless it was something we brought home whenever we went fishing. So many times when we go out to eat my father would order fish and chips or a fish sandwich since he never got to eat fish at home. Now that I do eat a limited number of fish I'm hoping to cook it for him someday day.
I wanted to make a fish dish for Father's Day to show my dad I'm thinking about him. He is such a patient and kind man and he's the best listener there is. So I set off searching for the perfect fish recipe. I’ve seen recipes for fish with black bean sauce before but I’ve never wanted to try them because they looked too complicated. When I came across this recipe it looked easy enough so I gave it a try.
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The fish was cooked almost perfectly in the oven with the peppers. I love that you put the fish in the parchment paper to cook because it seals in the juices and flavors. The black bean sauce was thick and a little salty. It made the perfect pairing for the light flavor of the tilapia. The vegetables added color and flavor to this dish as well. I hope I get to make this for my dad soon!
That sauce sounds fab! And I love the pics of you and your dad!
I love tilapia some new way, yeah
My dad needs to add more legumes to his diet, this looks like a great way to do it
I love tilapia, especially that black bean sauce! Yum. This looks so good.
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons
I like fish, but don't prepare it much at home, just because I can never really think of interesting meals to make with it. THIS looks interesting! Nice photo of you and your dad, also 🙂
I love Black Bean sauce but never made it from scratch!I've got to try this recipe since we're big time fish eaters here :)Lovely pics with your Dad 🙂
I love this recipe, I grew up fishing with my dad too so this speaks to my heart.
Love the photos, especially the wedding photo.
german in pdx
This looks like a fantastic recipe. I am very challenged when it comes to cooking fish and am only making salmon. Thank you for sharing this! It looks great! ~ Bea
I've never had snapper! I've been meaning to try cooking the fish "en papillote" but have never done it. Looks like it turned out delicious.
I love fish cooked "en papillote" or in parchment. It turns out so nicely!!! Love the black bean sauce too!!
I love black bean paste but I've never thought to use it on fish. Which needs to be rectified immediately. Your fish is so beautiful with the sauce and peppers! How great that you get to spend Fathers' Day with your father!
I am intrigued by your participation in Pittsburgh's amazing race. Hope you have a blast!
Your post has brought back so many memories for me. My dad used to take us fishing when I was kid too. He did have to put the worm on my hook. I couldn't bring myself to touching that squiggly thing. Anyway, fish cooked in parchment is so wonderful. And the black bean sauce is a fabulous topping. Enjoy your day with your dad!
Courtney @ Neighborfood
I love the parchment paper method for fish as well. Keeps it so nice and juicy and tender! Hope you have a great Father's Day!
Jennifer@ Peanut Butter and Peppers
I bet your Dad loved the dish! It looks delish!!