Garden Harvest Dinner

Garden Harvest Dinner

This is a plate that Jade made for dinner, and got carried away with the photography. I think it looks pretty though. The vegetables are from our garden. Here is what was on the menu:

Tilapia Parmesan

Tilapia Fillets
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. of dried basil
1/2 tsp. of dried oregano
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup of vegetable oil for frying

Pine Nuts

Heat the oil in a skillet to medium high heat. In the mean time, beat the eggs in one bowl, and in a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Dip the fillets in the beaten egg, then dredge in the flour/bread crumb mixture. Fry in the hot oil until brown on both sides.

For the sauce, place the pine nuts in a small skillet and toast on medium heat, when lightly toasted, add 2 tablespoons of capers with some of the brining liquid. When the liquid has been reduced by half, slowly incorporate as much butter as needed to make a light sauce. Pour over the fried tilapia fillets.

Angel Hair Pasta with Basil Pesto

2 Cloves of fresh garlic
3 cups of fresh basil leaves, stems removed
1/2 cup of pine nuts
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of olive oil

In a blender, blend the above ingredients together until smooth. Pour the sauce over cooked pasta, preferably while the pasta is still hot. If it seems too thick, add a bit of the hot water that the pasta was boiled in to thin the sauce. Toss together, and enjoy.

Tomato Basil Salad

We have an abundance of tomatoes from our garden and they are sooo sweet! So we have been eating them with almost every meal. For this meal, we sliced yellow and red tomatoes and topped it with sliced red onions and basil leave. Nothing else. Simply delicious!

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