Pan Seared Fish With Cucumber Jalapeno Slaw

READY IN: 4hrs 45mins




  • To Make Cucumber Jalapeno Slaw: Place the sliced cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno and red onions in a stainless mixing bowl.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix with a wire whip until evenly blended. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss until evenly blended. Adjust seasoning with additional kosher salt, if desired.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours before using.
  • Reduced Balsamic Glaze: Gently heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan, reducing to until very thick, but pourable, to about 1/4 cup; funnel into a squeeze bottle. Refrigerate. (Note: Simmer low and slow to produce a sweet sauce. High heat and quick cooking will make the sauce bitter.).
  • Sweet Potato Mash: Place the peeled and diced sweet potatoes in a 6 quart pot. Add hot water and salt, then place the stockpot on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 35 minutes or until an inserted fork in the sweet potatoes pierce easily.
  • Heat the milk, butter, white pepper and cinnamon in a small stockpot until warm, then set aside.
  • Drain the water from the sweet potatoes and transfer them into a mixing bowl. Using a wire whisk, mash until sweet potatoes are broken up. Add the warm seasoned milk and spices, mix again until the sweeet potatoes are smooth - being careful not to over mix. If needed, season with additional salt to taste. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • For the Fish: Heat oil in nonstick pan to high heat. Season fish with creole seasoning blend and place in hot saute pan cooking for 2-3 minutes until it has a seared color. Flip the fish over and finish cooking until done or until 145 degrees F.
  • Make 5-6 zig-zags with the reduced balsamic drizzle on each plate. Place the hot sweet potato mash in the center of plate and place 3 spears of asparagus radiating out from mash to the side. Place the fish slaw, and lay a cilantro sprig atop the slaw.
  • Garnish each plate with a lemon and lime slice and sprinkle with chopped chives.