At the Chinese market today, we picked up some Thai birdseye chilies along with some fresh fish. Inspiration for tonight's dinner came from a seafood dinner I had while I was in Maryland last month. The meal I had was basically a fillet of fish topped with a spicy tomato mixture...it was so simple but yet so good and memorable.
Fast forward to tonight's meal, the tomato mixture I made was a combination of those super spicy chili's with some chopped red onion, garlic, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
The fish was stuffed with lemon and lime slices before grilled on the bbq.
Once it was done, it was topped with this spicy tomato mixture while it was still hot so that the residual heat helped absorb the juices.
We used 3 chilies in this bruschetta-like topping but it was way too spicy. Next time, I would start with 1 chili pepper and then taste to see if we can handle more. It was nose running-ly good.
This was a different way to have fish and although it was super spicy, it was still very flavorful and tasty. We will definitely do this again, and this time take my own advice and start with 1 chili pepper.
Who knew those tiny little guys were so hot??