The guy at Whole Foods suggested I try paiche as an alternative to halibut. At 1/3 the cost of halibut per pound, I figured, why not? How bad could it be? I served it with a quinoa pilaf that I found on the Whole Foods website. The fish and pilaf were delicious. Here’s the recipe I adapted for my meal: Quinoa Pilaf.
The Divas “dish” on Mimi’s dish Mimi: Google paiche and you’ll see what I mean by ugly. It’s not for nothing that the reality show “River Monsters” featured this hideous fish. UGH! So, anyway it’s very mild and tastes great. I used a very light touch with cajun seasoning that I rubbed on the fillets before sauteéing them in a little olive oil. The large tomatoes didn’t look so great so, I substituted grape tomatoes which are always sweet and diva-licious. Sue: Hmm … quinoa isn’t really on my “go to” list for side dishes, but this looks like a great pilaf, especially with the spinach and tomato combo. There’s probably a lot of different nice, mild, white fish that could be substituted in this recipe. I think I’ll give halibut a try since my husband and I love it.