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Giada De Laurentiis is awesome and not just because she is beautiful, family-oriented and Italian. She makes food regular people will cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ina Garten and the like, but sometimes they use ingredients that I … Continue reading
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Fish is good for you and you should eat it more often. That’s really all there is to it. The hubby and I cook swordfish and tilapia often, the former when we feel like indulging. Price-wise salmon is a good … Continue reading
If you don’t have shellfish allergies and you’re not too squeamish about dispatching your dinner before you eat it, I recommend treating yourself to a lobster dinner this weekend.
When I said I was back in the saddle I wasn’t kidding. Let me preface this meal by explaining a life change that is about to happen for me and my hubby.
I have had this dish twice in the past two years. Both times it was prepared by my Italian grandmother. I’m sure you can imagine how good it is, especially down in Florida after a day at the beach. Well, I just got back from vacation (hence the lull in posts) and being met with 30 degree weather was a huge summer bummer. So, what better way to get ready for spring than by making this delicious and healthy recipe? After all, I’m starting to approach bridal slim down crunch time. As a matter of fact, Nikki has been pretty quiet on the blog, I assume because she is still enjoying her NEWLY ENGAGED GLOW. CONGRATULATIONS NIKKI!
So all the other brides-to-be and anyone else looking for a deliciously filling but fairly guiltless meal should check this out. It’s also a pretty quick meal and a great dish to serve to impressed guests.
We cooked this excellent meal on Thursday night. It may have been about 10 degrees outside, but we braved the winter wind to go to Fish Tales on Court Street. It feels a lot more summery (pun intended) when you have fish cooking in your kitchen. They even give you a complimentary lemon when you buy fish from their store.
First I brushed and then chopped in half some small red potatoes, maybe about 8, and we still had some leftover. I placed them in a small frying pan with some olive oil, sea salt (c’mon, we are eating bass!) and rosemary and pepper.
While those sizzled I filled up a pan with an inch of water and got that boiling quickly with my vegetable steamer inside. I washed some broccoli and added that inside with a little drizzle of olive oil and salt. I put the lid on and reduced the heat so the water was just boiling. An inch of water doesn’t need much heat. Save on gas!
Dan prepared the fish with some olive oil, lemon, and I believe salt and pepper (I have to double check this with him!). He cooked each side for 5 minutes in a big frying pan.
That gave plenty of time for the potatoes to be soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside and for the broccoli to actually break apart when I lifted it from the steamer. I sprinkled some shaved parmesan on top of the broccoli for a little extra somethin’.. It’s smart to have shaved parmesan, especially if you are such a big pasta/pizza fan as I am. It is so much better than grated if you ask me.