Over at If You Read Only One Blog This Year my good buddy Bone was talking about Bachelor eating and questionable food. It seems that Bone had wanted to have fish sticks, mac & cheese and green beans for his meal. But since he didn't have enough clean pots, he had to settle for a sandwich and a coke. Poor guy.
But that got me hungry for the fish meal. And while fish sticks would be a staple item in most homes with children, it isn't in the fefyfomanna household as I'm the only one around here who likes fish (other than canned tuna). So I found this wonderful flash frozen Flounder Fillets and I keep them on hand for lunch for just me. But I have to improvise when it comes to preparing them because let's face it, who has 4-6 hours to wait around for the fish to thaw in the frig... If I were thinking about it, I would have to wake up at like 6am to put the fish in the frig to thaw...blech! Not gonna happen here.
So I take the fish and thaw it under warm running water in my sink (the package specifically says that I should have been using cool water...oh well). It thaws in less than 10 minutes...SCORE!
Then the package recommends that I make the fish using Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs...but while they used to be a staple in the fefyfomanna household, no more as Darly has declaired them as totally unedible! So some more improvising... Let's try Roasted Vegetable Ritz crackers with Italian seasoning...smells yummy!
So here's the recipe:
Flounder Fillet - thawed
5 Roasted Vegetable Ritz crackers - pounded with rolling pin
handfull of shreaded parmesan cheese
dash of Italian seasoning
spray of butterflavored cooking spray oil
mix the cracker crumbs with the cheese & seasoning. Coat the fish in the mixture and place on a foil lined cookiesheet that has been sprayed with the oil. Give the top of the fish a good spray and place in a 425 oven for 10-12 minutes, turning once.
Now that the fish is cooking, let's tackle the green beans & "mac & cheese." I grabbed a handful of green beans from my garden, chopped them up and popped them in the microwave with a little water & a dash of salt for 3 minutes. As for the mac & cheese, well I'm not a huge fan and I didn't really want to cook up a whole box for just me...and I had some tasty safron rice in the frig from last night...so I nuked that for a minute to reheat it.
Done and Yummy! I'm eating it while I post here. Dont'cha wish we had smell-o-vision?
Note that recipe was for one... for those of you with more, you'll want to do that for each person's serving. Enjoy!