One of the things I have been yapping about literally since the inception of my blog is about how much I love mangoes! I. LOVE. MANGOES. They are literally the best fruit in the world and all other fruits only wish they were on the same level of greatness. Every mango season, not only do I binge eat them , but I have a ball experimenting with this fruit in a variety of recipes. I love me some mango flavor in my food and the second mango recipes 2019 is my tilapia burger with my mango tartar sauce! How delicious does that sound! The recipe is amazing and the corresponding YouTube video is just as bomb! I guarantee you, It tastes as amazing as it sounds!!!!
I had so much fun filming this video, make sure you watch it here:
PREP TIME: 20 min COOK TIME: 30 min SERVES: 4
For the mango tartar sauce
1 cup of mango puree
¾ cup of mayo
½ a lime, squeezed
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
1 clove of garlic
¼ teaspoon of chili
For the fish pattie
500 g of tilapia fillet
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon of curry
½ a teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of lime zest
1 tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary
3 cloves of garlic, minced
First things first- the sauce. By now you know we always take things next level and that for sure will include the sauce- my mango tartar sauce. By now you all know tartar sauce is bomb with all fish dishes. Mine does come with a twist, mixing in mango puree, for a bit more warmth and sweetness.
For the sauce, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it all up. It should be as thick as yoghurt once you are done and please MAKE SURE YOU USE A RIPE, SWEET MANGO. Not almost sweet, but sweet sweet!!!! The step by step mixing and combining is shown in the video. Once done, set aside.
Next, we get into the patties.
For the tilapia patties, both the breadcrumbs and the eggs must ave flavor. For the breadcrumbs, mix them with the two spices as well as the lime zest. You can use lemon zest too but i used lime so that there is synergy between the mango tartar flavor and the fish pattie.
For the egg, beat that with the finely chopped rosemary and the garlic. Simply but nice and herby.
Make sure your fish is chopped into palm sizes pieces. I buy my tilapia from city market stall 38 (contacts in my Youtube video description box). Take your fish, dip in the egg mixture, roll it in the crumbs then set aside.
Fry for about 5-8 minutes, please do not panic and go overboard as that will result in really dry, chewy fish. Trust me 5-8 minutes is enough. If in doubt, after the timelapse, slice one and test the doneness. Once everything is confirmed, proceed with assembling.
Once done, serve and prepare yourself to take the juiciest of bites!!!! How amazing does this look auwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!
The mild sweetness of the mango really came through and the overall creaminess of the tartar sauce was perfectly comlimentary to the crispiness of the fish coating. The silkiness of the mango tartar sauce marries so well with the juicy meatiness of the pattie. Zesty, fruity, meaty, out-of-the-box, but overall, completely unforgettable!!
Must try for all!!
Do not sleep on this mango season y’all!!
Cheers to all things tasty!
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