Vertically Integrated Farms favorite Tilapia recipe:
By Anya Pozdeeva, VIFarms.com
The beauty of this recipe is that all main ingredients can be home-grown or wild harvested right in the neighborhood parks.
Preparation time: 20-30 min
1 lb Tilapia
¼ lb oyster mushrooms; home grown or store bought
½ cup Invasive Weeds (Garlic Mustard) Pesto
1 medium red pepper or a tablespoon of Goji berries.
Seer the whole fish on a frying pan with a tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt for 3-4 min, turn over and do the same to another side. Pour pesto sauce mixed with ½ water, add chopped mushrooms, chopped red peppers or Goji berries for color. Reduce heat and sauté for 10-15 min or until ready. It’s amazingly delicious, full of nutrients and beautiful.
To make Garlic Mustard Pesto:
½ lb garlic mustard. 1/2 cup your favorite oil, 1 tbl spoon lemon juice, ½ tea spoon salt. Put in blender and blend till smooth. Makes about 12 oz. Can be used raw or cooked. Let the pesto sit for 15 min prior use to develop flavor.
Garlic Mustard is an invasive weed that grows in abundance in all parks and has some of the highest levels of nutrients of any leafy green ever analyzed. It’s high in vitamin A, beta carotene, zinc, manganese and fiber.