I found some lovely basil while grocery shopping and got a little too excited. I purchased way more than I needed. My best way of using it up quickly before it spoils is to make some pesto. But that day I was preparing tilapia for diner and I started wondering how it would taste smothered with basil.
Was going to bake it plain with a bit of salt. Instead I blended 4 cloves of garlic with a handful of basil leaves and a bit of olive oil, spread it over the tilapia and baked for 30 minutes at 180°C in a foil pocket.
I was to make a creamy sauce to go over the plain tilapia but while it was baking in the garlic and basil, I thought something sweet and cold and fresh would complement nicely, a simple salsa.
You can add one or two pinches of sugar to the mango if its sour/raw.
I completely forgot to take a photo of the served meal but it was awesome!
Try it out, you will love it! When you do, post a photo and tag me on Twitter or Instagram with @pendolamama