Hi, peeps. It’s been so long since we posted something . Blame it on traveling or laziness or a bit of both 😋 But here we are back with some healthy fish recipe we tried recently.
We are total seafood people. We love fish. Love it every way. Baked, fried, sautéed, poached in oil or raw. Come on, it’s fish. Bring it on!
We tried a very simple, healthy and flavorful fish recipe to satisfy our taste buds. Couscous is our choice of starch to go with meats, for it pairs well with so many things, absorbs great flavors and is easy to cook. A side of charred greens for a complete meal and, ta da, you are done.
Hope you guys try this for one of those nights when there is a tug-of-war between your inner chef and your real couch potato self. Lol!
. 2 cups Couscous
. 2 fillets of white, firm Fish (we used Tilapia)
. 1 small head of Broccoli
. 1 cup frozen Vegetables (peas, carrots, beans preferably)
. 2 tsp Butter
Thaw the frozen vegetables by dipping them in a bowl of water at room temp. We always let the ice melt before cooking them. Give it 30 mins and in the meantime prepare the spice rub and your broccoli.
Start with the broccoli. Cut into florets and dress them in some oil.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake it for 15 mins. Pull them out and sprinkle some chilli flakes, salt and squeeze a lime. Bake for another 15 mins.
While the broccoli is cooking, start preparing your fish and couscous.
Spice rub for the fish
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Oregano
3/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp White pepper
1/4 tsp Black pepper
Sea Salt as per taste
Mix all the spices together. The rub should be enough to cover the fillets well.
Pat dry the fish.Sprinkle the rub to coat the fillets completely. Gently pat the fish so the rub sticks to the fillets. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan until it is smoking. Add some Spanish olive oil. Swirl to coat evenly. Place the fish in the pan gently, as to avoid splutter. Cook for 5-6 mins on medium heat on one side. Flip and cook on the other side till the spices form a deep brown crust. Resist the urge to peek when the fish is cooking. Trust us on this!
Alongside, boil 3 cups of water. Add 2 tbsp butter and some salt and put the thawed vegetables in it. Once they regain the color and are almost done, (about 5 mins), turn off the heat, add couscous and close the lid. Wait 5 mins before removing the lid. Couscous cooks fast. Another reason it is our choice of go-to grain! Fluff it gently with a fork.
Plate the fish over a bed of couscous and charred broccoli on the side.
Viola!! Doneth. Easy, peasy, yummy.