Thursday, September 8, 2011

Easy Weeknight Fish Recipe

It is hard to believe I am posting a fish recipe.  You see, my husband has raised beef cattle for more than 30 years.  I have a freezer full of some of the best beef in the country and we eat beef a lot!!!  And, I might say, I like it that way.

But, every now and then, one has to venture into unknown territory.  In the past, I have never cooked fish because I did not think I could do it justice.  But, our son brought some halibut back from a trip to Alaska and I thought I better get with the program.  After a few grilled meals, I thought a new approach would be a nice change.  I stumbled onto this method and let me tell you . . . Katie bar the door, we have had fish once a week since.  It is so easy and so good, I just had to share it with you.  I hope you enjoy the ease and tastiness as much as we do.

I have used halibut, tilapia, salmon and trout with the lemon version and
only salmon with the orange version.  Go crazy and mix it up – let me know what you think and your own twists to the concept.  What follows is the bare bones minimum – and it is just fine in a pinch.

But, don’t forget. . . .   EAT BEEF   whenever you can!!!

Recipe:  For Lemon version

3 lemons
Lemon juice (bottled is fine)
Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper ( a must)
Fish Fillets of choice (3 – 5 depending on skillet size)

There you go – that is all you need.

Slice and place lemons in bottom of skillet (see picture).  Pour enough lemon juice in bottom of pan to bring level of juice up to almost top of the lemon rind.  Place fish fillets on top of lemons and sprinkle Mrs. Dash over fish. 

Turn burner on medium, cover skillet with lid and steam for 5 – 7 minutes or until fish is done. 

For the Orange version I just replaced the lemons with oranges, orange juice for the lemon juice and orange marmalade mixed with a little soy sauce to put on top of the salmon instead of the Mrs. Dash.  That was it.



1 comment:

  1. You just gave me a wonderful idea on how to cook my favorite fish recipes. Thanks a lot!


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