On Monday night my mom returned home from just over two weeks in France. She had an amazing vacation, and I planned a welcome home dinner for her. It included halibut that I picked up at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. This piece of fish was a-mazing.
Over the weekend I found my favorite french skillet, a simple 9″ All-Clad pan. I love this thing! It was one of the first really nice pans I bought when I got seriously into cooking a couple of years ago. It makes a mean grilled cheese. It also makes some great fish!
I cooked the fish in a bit of olive oil and seasoned the fillet with a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon:
The fish was SO fresh, and it flaked a bit once it was finished cooking. I definitely ate some of the fish right out of the skillet. To serve along with the fish, I sautéed a bunch of vegetables… eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, red onion and garlic. I served the vegetables over brown rice that I made while everything else was cooking away.
Along with the fish, cooked vegetables and brown rice, I threw together a little salad with fresh arugula, spinach, tomato and cucumber – sprinkled with a bit of balsamic vinegar.
Dinner was very fresh, and “clean”. It was dinner on day one of the ‘clean eating’ idea:
I now have a cleaned up kitchen and my breakfast, snacks and lunch are all set for tomorrow. Tomorrow will officially be the half way point in the ‘cleanse’. There is going to be cake again at work tomorrow afternoon (I work in a great place – there is cake at least once a week to celebrate something. On bad weeks we have staff pizza lunches one day and another day we have cake. I love cake and pizza!) Tomorrow I will be sure to save one of my snacks to bring to our staff cake break tomorrow – good plan, right?
Stay tuned for day three….