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We've gone Mediterranean

Diets suck and I hate kale. However, Ryan and I could cut back on the red meat and start prepping meals a bit more. We've been thinking how we could keep eating delicious (but also healthy) meals without cutting out on things we love. Enter: lots of lemon, garlic, fish, greens, feta, hummus, and chicken. We've gone Mediterranean!

We made a delicious halibut dish last night! Pics and recipe below!...plus it was actually a super cute moment to prep and cook together. I was a v. good sous chef, chopping and dicing away with a glass of red nearby. Chef Murphy took care of the rest! Highly recommend this dish plus cooking in the kitchen with your boo!




Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp sweet Spanish paprika

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1.5 tbsp capers

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

  • 1 lb white fish fillet such (cod fillet or halibut fillet)

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or more to your liking

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Fresh parsley or mint for garnish

Directions:

  • Prepare the tomato and capers sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add onions, cook for 3 minutes until it begins to turn gold in color, tossing regularly. Add tomatoes, garlic, spices, pinch of salt (not too much) and pepper, capers, and raisins. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes or so.

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Pat fish dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Pour 1/2 of the cooked tomato sauce into the bottom of a 9 1/2″ x 13″ baking dish. Arrange the fish on top. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, then top with the remaining tomato sauce.

  • Bake in 400 degrees F heated-oven  for 15 to 18 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley or mint to your liking.


Hope you enjoy! While scouring the internet for the best Mediterranean dishes, I found this one at www.themediterraneandish.com


Look out for our turkey meatball gyros with homemade tzatziki, next!


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