Monday, July 2, 2007

Lemon Dijon Orange Roughy

Johnnycakes and I ate the most delicious dinner tonight. Like most of our dinners lately, we did very little planning ahead because of our hectic schedules. We both spaced out this morning and forgot to pull meat out of the freezer. We decided to get fresh fish from the Cross Street Market, which is what we always do when we forget to defrost or buy meat.

I picked up a little over a half pound of Orange Roughy from the fishmonger at the Cross Street Market. We grilled it up using our handy fish basket. See below for the fish marinade.

Lemon Dijon Marinade

1/2 lemon freshly squeezed

1 TBSP. lemon pepper seasoning

1 TBP. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. salt

Whisk together ingredients. Top fish with marinade and chill for 30 minutes before cooking.

This recipe was extremely easy but it really packed a lot of flavor. We were both pleasantly surprised how flavorful the tender fish tasted. I love lemon! It really adds a freshness to every dish.

We rounded out tonight's dinner with frozen spinach seasoned with lemon juice, butter, salt and pepper and mini baked potatoes loaded with butter and reduced fat sour cream.
Tonight is a true example of a Couple of Cooks success since the meal proves that you don't have to be super prepared to put a healthy and quick dinner on the table.

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