My first food post! And what a post it is! The main course of our meal really stole the show last night and you know what makes it even better? It’s easy AND has a short list of ingredients! It’s a family recipe of Andie’s who blogs over at Can You Stay For Dinner? I just recently found and fell in love with her blog where she regularly posts mouth watering creations which often have a healthy twist to them (although this one definitely doesn’t) since she has gone through an incredible journey of losing half her body weight. Go check her blog out and fall in love with her and her recipes too!
Here is the original recipe post: New England Butter Crumb Baked Cod
*I followed the recipe in it’s entirety except subbed fresh Alaskan Halibut instead of cod.
Lets start at the beginning and go through each of the courses shall we?
Artichokes were always a special occasion in my household growing up so I tend to only gravitate towards them as an appetizer when preparing dinner for a special occasion.
- Cut artichoke stem down as much as possible
- Rinse off the artichoke
- Fill microwave safe bowl that has a lid with an inch of water and spritz artichoke with lemon juice
- Microwave for 8 minutes (Then check if it’s done by pulling a leaf and tasting. The flesh should scrape off easily with your teeth)
- Put a scoop of mayo in one bowl and melt a stick of butter in another
Sides: Rice, Bread, & Salad
I’m going to go ahead and assume you know how to cook white rice in a rice cooker and how to purchase bread from your local grocery store so lets just move straight to the salad yes? Agreed. I didn’t list the amounts since I just eyeball what looks good according to our preferences and by preferences I mean piling on the feta cheese for me and only sprinkling a teeny tiny bit on Sean’s.
- Spinach (stems removed)
- Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
- Pine Nuts
- Feta Cheese Crumbles
- Dressing – 1 TBL Olive Oil, 2 TBL Balsamic Vinegar, 1 TBL Honey, pinch S & P mixed together.
The fix’ns (minus the feta because that was a last second addition)
Main Course: Butter Crumb Halibut
- 1 lbs fresh Alaskan Halibut (or cod)
- Salt & Pepper
- 15 Ritz Crackers coarsely crushed with your fingers
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Rinse & pat dry your fish
- Lay fish in a single layer in a glass baking dish or metal baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with S & P.
- Toss the crumbled crackers in the melted butter to coat. Spread and press the mixture evenly over the top of the fish.
- Bake 20 minutes or until the fish is opaque white and flakes easily when tested.
Serves 2 with leftovers!