Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simply Fish

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I adore a meal that requires next to no cleanup, and this one combined healthy ingredients and very little prep too!  We try to eat fish at least once, usually twice, a week and I'm always looking for new ways to cook it and new flavors to try.

Salmon is a house favorite, but we do tilapia and cod too.  This particular meal would work with any type of firm white fish, salmon might work too, but honestly I'm not sure I'd be a fan of the flavor combination alongside a salmon fillet.

This recipe is so simple I thought I'd explain it below rather than have a link to a separate recipe:

Toss together 8 oz sliced mushrooms (I used baby bellas), two stalks of diced celery and three diced scallions.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper before portioning out in the middle of 4 large pieces of aluminum foil.

Mash together 4 tbsp. softened butter (or you could use olive oil) with 2-3 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon, the zest of one lemon, 1 clove of diced garlic and another pinch of salt and pepper.

Salt and pepper four 6-oz fillets of fish (tilapia, cod, etc.) and lay one on each mound of veggies on the foil.  Dot liberally with the compound butter you made, then seal the packets well, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

This recipe is perfect served over brown rice or couscous.  Make sure you drizzle the fish with the juices that have collected in the bottom of the foil packets - yum!

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