Date: March 28th, 2013
Modifications: Let’s see, we used tilapia instead of halibut because it was way cheaper. I didn’t use the chipotle chilies because Erin is not a spice fan.
Time to table: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 adults
Notes: This dish was surprisingly bland. We didn’t think tilapia would taste much different than halibut, but maybe there is a reason it’s cheaper Luke was NOT a fan of the fish, in spite of its blandness. Annie tolerated it, but more enjoyed the beans and corn.
Date: July 31st, 2012
Modifications: Once again, used red white vinegar instead of white for the dressing. We just used one fairly large salmon filet, and broiled it instead of grilling. We did top with feta since we had some on hand.
Time to table: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 adults, 1 tiny toddler portion (but none of them were too big – we were anticipating 2 adults, but my sister stopped over so we made it work)
Annie: Like (all elements other than lettuce at least, and especially loved those almonds)
Notes: This was yet another great summer meal, and bonus points because it’s super quick. We served this with some bread. I really like entree salads sometimes, Ben isn’t so much of a fan, but even he enjoyed this.
Fish recipe: http://lizscookingblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/sour-cream-halibut.html
Rice recipe: http://ellysaysopa.com/2011/10/07/creamy-cheesy-garlicky-rice-with-spinach/
Time to table: 60 minutes
Modifications: We used cod instead of halibut from the recipe because the halibut was over twice the price of cod and we just don’t care that much.
Servings: 2 adults, with extra rice
Erin: Loved the rice, liked the fish
Notes: Erin and I ate this after Annie went to bed as a stay-home-date-dinner Sure is easy to forget how laid back a meal can be without a toddler to prep, cajole, and clean up after at the same time. Seriously though, the fish was good, but the highlight of the meal for me was the rice. The recipe doesn’t lie when they say it tastes just like risotto without all the work, it was delicious.