Pistachio-Crusted Tilapia (or Salmon) with Chard, Flash-Fried Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts
Copyright, 2006, Robin Miller, All rights reserved
1 cup shelled pistachios
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tilapia fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons honey mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 ounces prosciutto, diced
4 tablespoons pine nuts
6 cups fresh chard leaves
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese
In a food processor, combine pistachios, oregano, thyme, and garlic powder. Process until finely chopped and transfer to a shallow dish. Season both sides of fish fillets with salt and pepper. Brush honey mustard over both sides of fish and then transfer to pistachio mixture. Press mixture into both sides of fish.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until fork-tender.
Heat remaining oil in a small skillet over high heat. Add prosciutto and cook 2 minutes, until golden brown. Add pine nuts and cook 1 minute, until nuts are golden brown. Add chard leaves, cover and steam 2 minutes, until leaves soften. Arrange chard mixture on a serving platter and top with Gorgonzola and serve with tilapia.