Tonight we had our "go-to dinner" when we don't have anything planned: fish from the Cross Street Market. I always walk past the market on my way home from work and the local fish monger always has a fresh selection. I also was in need of some extra veggies for side dishes. After an extra pleasant visit to the market, I decided on tilapia, cabbage and tomatoes for dinner. We already had potatoes at home to round out the plate.
We seasoned the fish in paprika, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt and pepper and let it chill for about 30 minutes before grilling it in the backyard. We also sliced the potatoes, tossed them in olive oil and salt and grilled them in foil next to the fish.
Johnnycakes and I both love cabbage and we haven't prepared it much lately. I bought a rather cute baby cabbage at the market and prepared it simply. I chopped it and pan-fried it in olive oil in a covered pan.
For a little color, we simply sliced the tomatoes and tossed them in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. They added some extra flavor to the dish which was otherwise plain.
I would say that tonight's dinner was a success considering we were in quite a fix with an empty fridge and pantry. I can't say how lucky we are to have the local market within walking distance because quite frankly, I often don't have the time or energy to run to the supermarket after work.