Sunday Night Dinners, light and quick.

Generally speaking, my Sunday night dinners always tend to be lighter and healthier to make up for my gluttonous weekend.  Though, the photo above is slightly deceiving because LAW and I each had at least two more servings of what is displayed… each, plus lots of great olive bread from the farmer’s market.  But lots of salad and corn and fish isn’t too heavy, right??

This was my first time cooking non-salmon fish.  I’m a bit of a noob in the fish-cooking department but hope to be an expert someday because I love fish so very much.  Scrod was on sale at the supermarket so we decided to try it.  Despite its severely unappetizing name, it’s actually quite a normal fish.  Wikipedia describes it as a “young cod, haddock or other whitefish, split and boned.”  Fair enough.  I like cod, why not give it a shot?  

I marinated the fillets in melted butter, sea salt, pepper, rosemary (check out my basil and rosemary plants!), and lemon juice while pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees.  Once the oven was ready, I popped the fish right in and baked for just under 10 minutes.  I squeezed some more lemon juice on it and that was it.  Fish is so incredibly fast to make, making it ideal for quick dinners.  By the way, that looming shadow in the first photo is me.

I made a simple salad with mixed greens tossed with parmesan, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and a little bit of peach balsamic vinaigrette.  The sweetness of the peach balsamic complemented the buttery flakey fish pretty nicely.

And… nothing glamorous here at all.  I boiled the corn and ate it just like that.  I got lucky in that the corn was very sweet and really didn’t need any condiments.

For our carbs, we had a loaf of olive ciabatta that I picked up at the farmer’s market from Bread Alone Bakery.  The ciabatta was filled with nice large bubbles and whole olives.  Its crust was not too thick nor too thin and was very chewy, forcing me to do a little bite-n-rip action.  I made a small bowl of diced tomatoes mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and fresh basil to go with the bread.

And that’s that, a quick and easy Sunday night dinner.  We ate merrily while watching Game of Thrones.

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