Monday, March 15, 2010

Healthy dinner - day 1.

day 1 dinner challenge. fish and veggies.

Tonight's dinner was delicious. Fresh halibut with fresh veggies, fresh ginger and a little soya sauce. I realized that I have made a similar dish before - you can see it HERE. Tonight's dinner was slightly different - I went out on a limb and used fresh ginger (which I haven't used before) and lime leaves. 

Day 1 of our meat and veg for dinner. So far so good! Ha - we'll see where we're at on Wednesday. I have already planned for dinner for tomorrow night. I have boiled eggs which will go with a spinach salad, and I will add a bit of shredded mozzarella, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and a delicious dressing with maple syrup, dijon mustard and a bit of plain yogurt. Stay tuned for that. 

Here is the cast characters for tonight's dinner:
4 halibut steaks
1 red, yellow and green pepper - thinly sliced
8 strawberry or cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp of peeled and finely chopped ginger
4 lime leaves (optional)
Drizzle of olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
Dash of soy sauce

Pre-heat oven to 400.
On a sheet of aluminum foil, place the halibut steak. Place it on the bottom 2/3 of the sheet, and not directly in the middle. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Add 1/4 of the peppers, 2 tomatoes (be careful they don't roll everywhere) and place 1/4 of the ginger on top. Drizzle with olive oil. 

Fold the half of the aluminum foil over to cover the fish. Starting on one side, fold over the edges tightly and go around to ensure that all edges are sealed up. Before sealing it up entirely, add a dash of the soy sauce. Seal it up completely and place on a baking sheet. Do this for the remaining pieces of fish and the vegetables. 

Bake in the 400 oven for 30 minutes. 

And that's it - a delicious, easy and nutritious dinner.

I loved the aroma of the ginger and the hint of it in each bite. The tomatoes burst during the baking, so the sweetness of the tomato juices fill up with each mouthful. 

Give this one a try - it's worth it.



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