Crispy Seared Snapper over Pickled Onions with Tomato-Bacon Fondue, Yellow Tomato Coulis and Malanga Tumbleweed Recipe

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Crispy Seared Snapper over Pickled Onions with Tomato-Bacon Fondue, Yellow Tomato Coulis and Malanga Tumbleweed
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  1. Onions: Thinly slice the onions, and place in a non-reactive dish. Combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over onions and let stand for 24 hours.
  2. Fondue: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Cook the bacon until crispy and fat is rendered. Reserve the bacon and the fat separately. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, 2 ounces of the reserved bacon fat. Roast until the tomatoes are almost dry. Place in the blender, add the goat cheese and puree. Strain through a fine chinois and reserve.
  4. Yellow Tomato Coulis: Quarter the yellow tomato. Coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for 20 minutes. Remove and puree in a food processor. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. to taste. Reserve Malanga Tumbleweed: Peel malanga and cut into thin ribbons on a turning slicer. Preheat a deep fryer or a deep pot of oil to 350 degrees F. Fry the malanga until crisp and remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve.
  5. Basil Oil: Blanch and shock the basil. Wring out in a clean, dry towel. Place in a blender with oil and puree for 1 minute. Let stand for 1 hour and strain. Reserve.
  6. Season the fish with salt and pepper and lightly dust with flour. Saute, skin side-down, in a very hot pan until skin is crispy. Turn the fish over and finish in the oven.
  7. Place pickled onions in the center of a plate. Rest 1 piece of fish across the onions, allowing them to peek out. Drizzle with the fondue, coulis, and basil oil. Sprinkle the bacon around the fish and top with fried malanga.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 639.26 Kcal (2676 kJ)
Calories from fat 490.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54.52g 84%
Cholesterol 77.94mg 26%
Sodium 5570.87mg 232%
Potassium 738.29mg 16%
Total Carbs 12g 4%
Sugars 4.49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.12g 12%
Protein 24.63g 49%
Vitamin C 32.3mg 54%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 367.8mg 37%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.87 Kcal (573 kJ)
Calories from fat 105.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.67g 84%
Cholesterol 16.69mg 26%
Sodium 1192.77mg 232%
Potassium 158.07mg 16%
Total Carbs 2.57g 4%
Sugars 0.96g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.67g 12%
Protein 5.27g 49%
Vitamin C 6.9mg 54%
Iron 0.4mg 10%
Calcium 78.8mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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