When my editor at Latina Magazine asked me to do a write up on what makes the perfect fusion dish, I smiled. Not because it’s a lot of what I do, especially for my clients, rather because it forced me to quickly think of a few ingredients that could transform a Latin dish, into something else.
After all, it is a magazine for Latina women and there, I talk about food akin to our different cultures. So, I got to thinking of a simple dish I’d done before. While it’s not the epitome of fusion, it does demonstrate how easy you can infuse flavors from another cuisine into your own native food with just a few ingredients.
I can think of 4-5 special ingredients I really enjoy adding to my traditional mojo or marinade that quickly transform an everyday Cuban dish to a satisfying treat of global flavors.
I talked about this tilapia dish sometime last year to much success. The friends that enjoyed it with me, later tried it for themselves and have made it several times since. It’s easy enough to incorporate into your monthly meal rotation, if you switch up the flavors and seasonings. That’s really what fusion is about–mixing up the flavors, texture and even plating desgin.
So, while I work on a full out for post on Latina on how to successfully create fusion meals, enjoy this super easy fish and mashed potatoes recipe which will get you started on making a delicious dinner on a laxadaisy night. You’ll appreciate taking flavors from two different cuisines to create a robust fish entree.
What’s The One Thing You Do To Create A Fusion Meal?
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.