Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday's dinner

I made a new fish recipe I found on Epicurious.




We are trying to make it a habit to incorporate more fish into our diet, and this recipe looked very easy to make. And it was! I made a few minor changes to the recipe that I knew would make it tastier. For the purchased pesto I used sun-dried tomato basil (it was red pesto, not your typical green pesto). For the fish I used orange roughy fillets (you could really use any type of fish, I just happen to really like orange roughy- it's not fishy tasting at all). For the veggies I used the suggested asparagus, halved grape tomatoes instead of plum tomatoes, and halved baby portabello mushrooms instead of squash. I also added some coarsely chopped fresh garlic into the packets as well. I served the fish packets with Uncle Ben's wild rice and mushrooms (adding in a chopped, sauteed yellow onion) and a slice of garlic bread. This dinner was excellent and we will definitely make it again.

FISH AND VEGETABLES WITH PESTO BAKED IN FOIL PACKETS

2/3 cup purchased pesto

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

4 5- to 6-ounce red snapper or orange roughy fillets

16 asparagus spears, each trimmed to 4-inch length

10 ounces plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 yellow crookneck squash, thinly sliced on diagonal

Fish and Vegetables with Pesto Baked in Foil Packets Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend pesto, lemon juice and hot pepper sauce in small bowl. Arrange four 12x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil on work surface. Place 1 fish fillet in center of each. Sprinkle fish lightly with salt and pepper. Spread each fillet with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture. Top each fillet with asparagus, tomatoes and squash, then dollop with remaining pesto mixture. Fold sides of foil over fish and vegetables, covering completely; seal packets closed.

Using long spatula, transfer foil packets to large baking sheet. Bake until fish is just opaque in center and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 25 minutes.

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Pouch cooking is so good and so easy. It works really well with salmon and catfish, too.

    Someone (Brian) needs to add a tag for Cooking, so your cooking posts get filed in something other than "Everything Else." Then, when I need a recipe, I can look through that list.

    Another great place for recipe ideas is TasteSpotting (www.tastespotting.com). I've been bookmarking all sorts of good looking stuff (lots of fish and chicken) at my del.icio.us. page - http://del.icio.us/sitstay

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  2. I definitely need to have Brian create a cooking tag since most of my posts will probably be cooking related. I will be checking out your del.icio.us. page in the near future. I really wish I could stay home everyday and cook fabulous meals!

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  3. Wow, Courtney! It's outstanding that you're posting. That meal looks delicious.

    Lynn, thanks for the link to tastespotting.com. I have never heard of that.

    RE: your previous post, I love LOL Cats, too. That's a site I go to when I'm having a bad day and it really cheers me up.

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