It seems the trendy way to cook fish this spring is en papillote! I totally threw this together for a caribbean inspired meal! And I am so proud.
All of this is approximate depending on the size of your fish. My fish was about 24 oz,
Mix the following:
Melted butter (about a Tbs max)
Few shakes of cinnamon
Few shakes of oregano
Sea Salt – not too much.
A bit of squeezed orange juice, so that your rub isn’t completely dry.
Rinse the fish, then pat dry. Place the fish on a ~12×12 inch piece of foil or parchment paper, and lavishly spread the rub all over the fish. Throw some wedges of the orange that you zested around the fish and some parsley just to make it pretty. Place another piece of foil the same size on top and roll each edge to close the fish.
Bake for ~17 minutes at 400 degrees (bake time depends on size of fish). Make sure to open your papillote away from you so you don’t get doused in hot steam! Use a fork to make sure the salmon flakes. If it doesn’t flake it isn’t ready yet (wrap it back up and send it in for a bit longer)!
This was DELICIOUS !
For the longest time, I would wander through the produce section and look dreamily towards the sweet potatoes wondering why they were there if it wasn’t November or December. What a waste.
But guess what?!
I have two amazing, quick, and EASY options for your sweet potatoes! I am always looking for meals/sides I can prep on Sunday and munch on throughout the week. Every week I have the hardest time deciding which of the two following spices to use!
Littlest over at The Schell Cafe loves sweet potatoes cubed and tossed with olive oil and cinnamon in a ziploc, and that was the original go-to snack of mine.
Until the fabulous guys over at the The Bitten Word posted a slight variation. They claimed that cubed sweet potatoes tossed with olive oil and fajita seasoning (I use the chicken variety) would please anyone.
I decided to try these out one night when I had a group of my favorite guinea pigs over for dinner! 3/5 of us supposedly disliked sweet potatoes. I told them that it was hypothesized by the chaps over there that anyone would love them.
After observing and collecting data, the conclusion of this experiment supported our hypothesis! Not only did all 3 of them totally dig the potatoes, a few beers and games of wii bowling later they were digging through my fridge looking for the remaining cubes.
So try them I say, you will be pleasantly surprised (and so will your guinea pigs).
Disclaimer: If you have guinea pigs, I wouldn’t recommend dropping the leftovers in the bowl, don’t know how the olive oil would do in their squeaky little systems!
I am so excited with the menu I’ve put together for the week! Can’t wait to share it!
Monday night I’m making sushi with my BFF! Watch for pictures! This is our second time, we are still beginners, but it is so much fun!
See you soon!
I am so embarrassed at how long it has been since I’ve posted on kristacooks I have shamefully been eating Lean Cuisines and convenience foods. This semester has been a black pit of misery so far! But it is SPRING BREAK (even though it is 40 degrees outside). So I am perusing my “Recipes to try” bookmark folder! So expect some new stuff this week!
Now on to the money saver!
Have you heard of Angel Food Ministries?
This is a GREAT program, especially now that everyone is aching in the financial department these days!
My mom orders these kits once a month to help with my teenage brother’s eating habits (not to mention the other boys that practically live there).
The boxes are an assortment of various dietary needs,they include: Meat, vegetables, eggs, milk, even desserts!
There are so many different options!!!!
Right now they have:
Senior’s/On-The-Go menu full of prepared meals for 28 bucks!
Regular box to feed a family of four for a WEEK for only 30 bucks!! (Nerd and I could live off this for 3 weeks)!
They also have other specials each month, this month they are offering a Mom’s Easter Sunday Box!!
I would definitely recommend looking into this!! Even if you ordered one box a month for $30.00 you could lower your grocery bill immensely by supplementing the contents of the box with a bit of necessities a week!
Let me know how it works out for you!!
p.s. They also accept EBT food stamps (as do most Farmer’s Markets these days)!!