It's a Whole New World

May 3, 2011

A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear

That now I’m in a whole new world with you.


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So, I have a shocking announcement.


You will be utterly amazed.


Are you ready?


Tonight I made fish for dinner – and I actually liked it.  So much – that I will eat cod on a weekly basis from now on.  Who would have ever thought this day would come?


Tim bought me three types of fish at the store to try;

  1. Cod

  2. Orange Roughy

  3. Tilapia


We prepared these pieces of fish three different ways.  To start, I added oil and butter to my pan. 


To Cook the Cod: 

All I did was drench it in flour and season with salt and pepper.  I made sure the oil and butter were hot in the pan and let the fish sear, giving it a nice brown outside color.  Cook 7 minutes on each side.  By the time it is done, it should be delicately falling apart. Flaky and moist with a crispy outside. 


To Cook the Tilapia: 

To make this I used lemon juice, garlic, melted butter and salt & pepper.  I started by squeezing fresh lemon on the fish, then spread some garlic, salt and pepper on top.  I placed it on the pan and covered it with the melted butter.  Cook for 3 minutes on each side - it cooks pretty fast. 


To Cook the Orange Roughy:

We melted butter and dipped the fish, covering it in butter.  We then covered the fish with breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan cheese.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. 


The next step is the most important: Light a candle. Turn your oven fan on.


I have to say when we first started cooking this meal, I didn’t have high hope due to the SMELL (fishy) – but I was pleasantly surprised.  Cod was my absolute favorite! So flaky and moist.  Orange Roughy was my second favorite, with a crispy outside and tender inside.  I wasn’t the biggest fan of this tilapia.  I think I need to keep searching for a good recipe.


What a great dinner.  We served it family style with a side of brown rice. I know when my mom hears this, she won’t believe it. Believe it MOM! I ate fish and liked it!! It’s a whole new world!


Who else likes fish?  What’s your favorite kind?  How do you prepare it?

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Hi, I'm Liz

I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  


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