Monday, March 17, 2008

Your Liver Will Forgive You

This is a light and delicious dinner to make you feel better about kicking your liver in the face with all that Guiness and cornbeef. Its easy and openended, as usual, so as not to make your hung over head explode. Lets begin, shall we?

Pick a light white fish filet (1 filet/person). I prefer Talapia since it's not prone to flaking apart and its typically easy on the wallet, but of course chose anything you prefer, even salmon!

Grab some cilantro, asparagus, 1 lemon or 2 if you're serving more than , a clove of garlic, salt and pepper (if you're that kid who doesn't have it your kitchen already) and EVOO. On to the non-edible items you need; tin foil, tongs wouldn't hurt but not necessary, a shallow pan.

Preheat oven to 350degrees

Lay out a sheet of tin foil for one filet, the idea is that you'll losely wrap up the filet to cook so make sure its large enough. Season filet on both sides with a little salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Slice the lemon in almost half and put the smaller end aside. Thinly slice the other part the round way and place one or two rings on the filet. Use the smaller bit to squeeze some juice over the filet. Add a couple sprigs of cilantro and fold the foil into a loose pocket around the fish and put the pockets in the oven. They won't take too long, maybe 20 mins. Feel free to check it after about 15 to ensure it doesn't dry out.

Cut the tough white yuck ends off the asparagus and lay it out in the shallow pan. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Season with some S&P. Finely chop the garlic and sprinkle over the asparagus. Toss the aspargus around in the oil and garlic to make sure its nicely coated. Preferably you'd use the broiler feature on your oven but if your fish isn't done by this time feel free to toss the asparagus in on the top shelf and turn on the broiler when the fish comes out. The asparagus should cook until its lightly browned/crisped.

If you're not into aspargus you can use the same oil/garlic roasting thing with summer squash, zuch, carrot slices, red potato, pretty much anything with some substance.

Hopefully this meal will make you feel a little bit better about the emminant binging you may have taken part in this past weekend; maybe lighter on your feet for the purpose of jigging! No Jigging? Fine, either way enjoy!

1 comment:

The Culinary Vixens said...

Two friends sharing a food blog?! How fantastic! (same here)
We can share recipes!