Friday, May 21, 2010

Island Salsa..

My mom tried the rice at Applebee's recently and was on a mission to figure it out. We found that it was an island salsa that was placed on top of it. So we went looking. I decided to marinade swordfish steaks in a Jerk Marinade and bake it in foil pouches... omg awesome !! you just have to bake them about 20 minutes. I made a whole grain brown rice and then this recipe of which we served on both the rice and sword fish. It is so spicy! you really only need it on the Rice haha..

Island Salsa:

1 cup chopped peeled pineapple
1 cup chopped peeled mango (we used mandarin orange segments instead)
1 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper
2/3 c chopped peeled kiwi fruit
1/2 c finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp minced Serrano chili
ground white pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. season with white pepper and salt. ( can be made 3 hrs ahead)

We are so making this again, we figure fish tacos.. GRUB!! and am going to use the last of the salsa tonight on some saffron rice with my mango chili glazed grilled chicken. Cant wait!! make sure you get some of the juice as you spoon on the salsa.. it mixes with the rice soo nicely. And I made sure to have mine out at room temp so it wasn't too cold when we added it to the top of the hot rice!