Fondant Potatoes with Ginger and Mustard Tilapia

I love potatoes because they are so versatile and always good. These potatoes are delicious and while they are not healthy by any means, you simply have to try these!  I served them with tilapia, but they could be a great side to a juicy steak or any seafood.

Fondant Potatoes

Adapted from Gordon Ramsay Makes it Easy

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

4 large Russet potatoes

4 cups chicken stock

5 tablespoons butter

4-5 garlic cloves, unpeeled

2 thyme springs

1 rosemary spring

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Unfortunately, I was out of rosemary and used sage. I think these potatoes would be even better with rosemary. Next time! But one of the thyme springs I used had a cute little flower!

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunky slices, 3/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Place in a pan with chicken stock and boil for about 10-15 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife but still firm and not breaking up.

  1. Heat the butter in a skillet, add the potatoes with the garlic and herbs. Cook on medium high for about 5-7 minutes, turn and cook for another 3-5 minutes until golden in color. You may have to cook these in batches if they don’t fit in one skillet. I used two skillets. I found myself turning the potatoes a few times so they colored evenly. If they seem dry, sprinkle with vegetable oil. Once the potatoes are done, discard the garlic and herbs and serve immediately.

Ginger and Mustard Tilapia

I recently came up with this simple marinade which you could use with any fish. I love mustard, but if you find it too overpowering just use a little lemon juice instead.

Ingredients (for 2-4 servings)

6 tilapia fillets

1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

1 teaspoon wholegrain dijon mustard

1-2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 springs chopped green onion

Salt and pepper

Mix the sesame oil, ginger and mustard. Arrange the fillets on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover with the marinade and let it stand for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and bake in the pre-heated oven (at 400F)  for about 8-10 minutes. Serve with fondant potatoes or any side of your choice.


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