MLK Day Dinner

Monday, January 18, 2010

Shown above is the delightful dinner that my family and I enjoyed tonight.  Last week, I learned how to make Fish En Papillote and have been dying to make it ever since.  Tonight I finally got my chance!

I decided to go to the grocery store and choose whichever fish looked best.  My mom and I agreed on the wild cod.  I eliminated the julienne vegetables in the papillote because they just weren't hearty enough for me.  I love vegetables and want a huge pile of them with my meal, not a few fine julienned strips.  Instead, I added sliced cherry tomatoes, minced shallots, a sprig of rosemary, and a sprig of thyme.  I drizzled the fish with a crisp white wine blend and some extra virgin olive oil.  After adding a twist of lemon and sealing up the parchment pouch, it steamed in a 425 degree oven for exactly 10 1/2 minutes :)    

It was cooked perfectly!  For my mom and I, I plated the fish with tomatoes over a bed of sauteed rainbow swiss chard and shallots.  I drizzled some balsamic glaze for an extra bit of sweetness.  

For my brother and dad's dishes, I placed the fish over some leftover risotto from Friday's class.  

I also roasted broccoli and my one true love, Kabocha Squash:

My mom thinks I may turn into a squash from the amount that I eat.  I love this squash as a snack, in a sandwich for lunch and as a side with dinner.. it's wonderful, so you should try it!

Sammy tried some extra fish and was asking if he could have more:

I think Lillie liked the fish, but when I asked her she just wanted to play:

My pugs are just too cute:

I also recreated another dish from school this weekend.  I made the Lima Bean Stew from Thursday's class.  I added some parmesan at the end and blended it with an immersion blender to make a lima bean soup.  It was very creamy and delicious.  I brought it over to my grandpa for lunch because I knew he would love it (he did!)

Can't wait to get back to school tomorrow and try out some new recipes!


Anonymous said...

The fish in parchment paper looks sooo good and healthy too! I also just love kabocha squash! I love your pugs!

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