Let's talk about fish. I love seafood, however after living in Panama and seeing the over fishing and destruction of ecosystem that is taking place to feed our appetites I have sworn off seafood including shrimp, salmon and tuna (which is a shame because they are all tasty). Now I choose farm raised fish.
Our standby is catfish. I know a lot of people are hesitant because it is a very "fishy" fish. However, if you get it fresh and cook it right, it is delicious. I was just at Chicago Botanic Garden's Summer Chef Series. At the demo the chef made grilled catfish tacos. I'll have to try out his recipe and let you know how it goes. It looked delicious, fast and easy! I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy fish.
That just leaves the peas. We use a glass dish to microwave two cups of frozen peas for about five minutes or until piping hot. Then put the potato, peas and fish all together and dinner is served.
This is a great little meal and you can alter it easily. Sometimes we opt for sweet potatoes and sometimes we do broccoli or corn on the cob instead of peas. You can switch up the fish to suit your tastes as well.
What are your favorite quick meals?
- Start by prebaking the potatoes. Poke a couple holes in them with a knife and then microwave them for six minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Pull the potatoes out of the microwave and put them into the oven on a cookie sheet to finish baking.