Monday, June 3, 2013

Auto Pilot Lemon Garlic White Fish

I've been making a concerted effort to incorporate more fish into the KC kids' diets. Sure, I want to broaden their palates and encourage a heart-healthy low-fat diet and the Omega-3s are super too. But realistically, the reason I want them to eat more fish is because it's just so freaking fast. And easy. Everyone needs a couple of good auto-pilot, ready in 10 minutes recipes. This, friends, is one of those.
Start with a few thin, mild white fish filets. I used tilapia because it was both inexpensive and available at my grocery store, but flounder, sea bass, sole...take your pick.

Okay, ready? Grab a lemon, some garlic, and a couple of your favorite herbs and spices. I happened to have Penzey's Trinidad Lemon-Garlic Marinade and a jar of Fines Herbes (I know. I'm fancy) on hand but simple lemon-pepper and parsley would work just as well. In fact, dill, oregano, chives, basil...it's all good. Use what you have and what you like.
Lay your fish filets in baking dish. Squeeze half a lemon over the top. Sprinkle and rub everything else on.
Broil the filets until the fish is opaque and flaky. If you want to get all fancy sprinkle some fresh chives on top and garnish with lemon slices.
 That. is. it. Grab a fork and dig in.

Auto Pilot Lemon Garlic White Fish

2 filets flaky, mild white fish (such as tilapia)
1 lemon
1  tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp dry lemon-garlic marinade or lemon pepper
1 tsp dried Fines Herbes or dried parsley
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped (optional)

Preheat the broiler. Place the filets in an oven-safe dish. Squeeze half a lemon over the top. Sprinkle the fish with the garlic and whichever herb and spice combo you're using. Cook under the broiler until the fish is opaque, flaky, and cooked through (about 7 minutes for a 1/2-inch thick filet). Garnish with lemon slices and fresh chives. 

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