Yesterday was my baby boy’s birthday, so we ate out on the town last night. Redbone Alley, a local eatery, is his favorite restaurant so that is where we went. I did very well eating out, I had a serving of their Spicy Chicken soup and a dinner portion Garden Salad with their homemade Fat Free Parmesan Peppercorn. Yum!
Tonight I was cooking for only the bride and myself as the kids were eating hotdogs at church. We heathens stayed home to have a dinner of wild-caught trout and a plethora of veggies and rice. Can’t really say it was a romantic dinner for two since she was doing laundry and I was still “fresh” from the gym, BUT it was still some quality time talking without interruption.
I started with two 8oz filets of wild caught trout from my favorite grocer, Harris Teeter. I sprayed a baking dish with non-stick spray, added the fish, then coated them with a little olive oil, fresh lemon squeezin’s, a pat of butter (broken) and a garlic pepper mix. Set aside to marinate and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Now sauté a chopped onion, 1 ½ cups of fresh sugar snap peas, 4oz chopped mushroom, 2 zucchini (sliced into rounds), and a tablespoon of olive oil. Half way into the cooking of these I added a ¼ cup of vegetable stock to the pan.
As these were finishing up I put the fish in the oven for 5 minutes, and cooked a package of 90 second microwave brown rice. Yes, I use the 90 second rice. I do this because it saves me time, and I can control the portions better than when I cook a pot of rice.
Add the rice to the skillet when finished and stir to blend with the veggies. I also added a splash of soy sauce at this point for a little flavor.
When the oven timer sounds, turn oven to high broil for 3 minutes. (Keep an eye on the fish to prevent from burning them)
After three minutes, turn off oven, remove fish, and plate your meal!